Dental implants are an excellent way to replace missing teeth.
Why Dental Implants:
- A missing tooth or teeth
- Potential bite and jaw joint problems from teeth shifting to fill the space
- The “sunken face” look associated with missing teeth
- Desire to improve chewing ability
- Desire for a more permanent solution than dentures
A dental implant is an appliance used to replace the roots of teeth. Predominantly made from titanium as it is strong, durable and biocompatible, implants are surgically attached to the jaw bone and an artificial tooth is attached to the top of the implant, creating a natural looking, undetectable replacement for the missing tooth.
In the event that more than one tooth is missing, several implants may provide a base for a series of artificial teeth known as a fixed bridge. Implants can even be used to secure a full set of removable dentures for people who have no remaining natural teeth. This can greatly improve chewing ability and reduce the risk of choking.
Once the site for the implant has been sterilized, the implant is placed and left for a couple of months to heal and bond with the surrounding ligaments and bone. This creates a solid foundation for to affix a crown or bridge.
If you’re suffering from tooth loss contact us to arrange a dental implant consultation.