A Dental Implant is one option for the replacement of missing teeth. A Dental Implant is a man-made tooth root consisting of titanium or ceramic. The dental implant is skilfully placed below the gum in the jawbone by one of our highly trained dentists. With time our bone grows onto the surface of the dental implant providing a strong foundation for a permanent replacement tooth. Dental Implants are currently the longest lasting way to replace missing teeth.
There are usually two stages to getting a dental implant. Our trained dentists will sit down and explain to you the process tailored to you own individual treatment. Briefly, the first stage is when the implant is placed below the gum within the jawbone (as mentioned above). The second stage involves the placing of a naturally looking tooth over the top of the implant.
Both procedures have very little discomfort and many patients comment that they have no pain the days following the procedure.
Dental implants have a very natural look and they have been used for many years in dentistry and they show an almost 100% success rate under ideal conditions (patient must have enough bone structure to hold the implant stable, they must be in good health also – for example diabetes, blood pressure, osteoporosis and smoking may impair the success rates of an implant).