Simply put, implants are artificial teeth. They consist of a prosthetic root and tooth to mimic your natural anatomical structure. First, we place a metal screw into your jawbone that acts as a replacement root for the teeth that can no longer support themselves. This ‘root’ fuses with your jawbone in a process called osseointegration so that the implant becomes a fixed part of your mouth. Once this is complete, we will attach a crown or denture to the metal post.
What makes them so effective?
We will design your implants to look and function just like your natural teeth. This makes for a comfortable, discreet alternative to options like dentures.
When you chew, your teeth stimulate your jawbone, providing blood and nutrients to help build bone mass. Missing teeth prevent this vital stimulation, which can eventually cause your bone tissue to reabsorb elsewhere. Implants are the only tooth-replacement option that prevents this from happening.
Do I need dental implant treatment?
Teeth allow us to do some of the most enjoyable things in life: enjoying meals with loved ones, having long conversations with friends or smiling in photos to create memories that will last forever. But sometimes, missing teeth or loose dentures can prevent us from making the most of these moments.
What we’re describing is common - but thankfully, it’s something that we help patients to overcome.