Whether you wear full or partial dentures or are simply missing a single tooth – implants could help you.
A dental implant is actually an artificial root, usually made of titanium, which serves as an anchor for a replacement tooth. Teeth replaced by implants are fixed just like natural teeth freeing you from the shrinkage associated with full dentures and gum irritation and pain caused due to the shifting pressure of partial dentures.
Teeth that are replaced by the implant method never come loose and allow you to eat whatever you like whilst enjoying the texture and crunchiness of foods to the full. In fact implants are so secure you can forget they’re not you own and laugh and smile with complete confidence.
• Talk, laugh and smile with confidence with teeth that are firmly supported and feel just like your natural teeth
• Enjoy better health through renewed eating habits
• Return to simple oral hygiene with no soaking or adhesives
• Live without gum irritation or mouth pain
• Regain full function without damaging your remaining healthy teeth
• Help protect your jaw bone from further shrinkage and deterioration
Beside these aesthetic and functional improvements, you’re likely to find the greatest benefit is your emotional health. Attitude and self confidence grow out of your ability to be yourself and dental implants let you do just that. With this invaluable benefit , it’s not surprising that implant treatment has become such a fast growing alternative to traditional tooth replacement methods.
Single tooth replacement
Full upper replacement
Full lower replacement
The first step is the placement of the titanium implant. The implant will remain covered underneath the gum for approximately 3 to 6 months. During this time, the implant should fuse to the bone.
The second step of the procedure involves uncovering the implant and attaching a post. This completes the foundation on which your new tooth will be placed. In some instances, your surgeon may decide to place the post at the same time as the initial surgery.
The final step is the placement of your new tooth by your dentist. With techniques that ensure optimal size, shape, colour and fit, this replacement tooth should blend with your remaining teeth.