Implants are often used to replace missing teeth, gaps, and poorly fitting dentures.
The bone grows and bonds to the implant, making the implant very strong and long lasting.
Implants are proving to be a very effective way of replacing teeth as they are free standing and do not require other teeth to support them, which is the case in dental bridges.
A customised, natural looking crown can then be constructed and attached to the implant to replace the missing tooth making it look, feel and chew just like a real tooth.
Replacing a missing tooth is very important in order to maintain the structure of your jaw, as adjacent teeth can shift into the space unless an implant is placed.
When implants were originally invented, four to six months of healing was required for the implant to fuse to bone, before a porcelain and metal crown could be attached to it.
With today’s newest technologies, some situations can have a crown placed immediately on the same day.
Our dentists at our dental implants clinic will work with your specific situation and provide options and education in order to help you make the right choice.
Video of a Basic Implant Procedure