Dental implants are an extremely effective and long-lasting way to replace teeth that may have been lost through gum disease, decay or trauma. If missing teeth are not replaced, a number of problems can arise, including difficulty eating and speaking, shrinkage of the jaw bone and possible movement of remaining teeth.
A dental implant is an artificial replacement for the root part of the tooth, which is surgically placed in your jaw bone and used to support a crown, bridge or denture. They are small posts made from titanium, a metal so well-tolerated by the body that it eventually bonds with the bone.
- An enhanced smile – implants provide support for new, natural-looking teeth
- Less bone shrinkage – they can stimulate and therefore maintain the jaw bone
- Improved functionality – they can help you chew and speak more effectively
- Better oral hygiene – they are easier to keep clean than bridges and dentures
- Healthy tooth structure retained – there’s no need to remove a layer of enamel from neighboring teeth
- Single tooth implant – often an implant is placed to support a single crown, offering a natural-looking way to fill in the odd gap in your smile.
- Multiple tooth implants– if you have a number of missing teeth, we can strategically place implants to support a bridge or denture.
- All-on-4– this enables us to place a full arch of teeth on just four or six strategically placed implants. It also allows us to provide implants and replacement teeth on the same day.