What is an Dental Implant?
One of the most significant innovations in modern dentistry has been the development of dental implants. The ideal solution for the replacement of one or several missing teeth is using a titanium screw; a dental implant is a substitute for a missing tooth root and bonds naturally with your jawbone. This provides a solid foundation to which a crown or bridge may be secured.
Am I a candidate?
Often requiring two appointments, the placement of your implant will consist of a small incision in your gum-line and the implant gently guided into your jawbone at a precise position as determined through detailed x-rays and oral examinations. Local anaesthetic ensures you to be completely comfortable at all times, with many people who receive implants returning to their normal daily routine the following day.
The implant will take between 3-6 months to bond with your jawbone, during which time a temporary crown or bridge may be placed so you are able to retain your full smile and chewing function.
At your second appointment, your temporary teeth are removed and your new crown or bridge is permanently secured to your implant, rejuvenating your smile and quality of life.
Dental implants look, feel and function just like your natural teeth and may even last for life. So what are you waiting for? Talk to us now!