Dental implants are used to permanently replace one or several missing teeth. But that’s not all!
Replacing the missing natural root with an implant also helps prevent jawbone resorption (i.e., gradual bone loss caused by insufficient stimulus). Think of it this way: your bone will get thinner if you don’t have a tooth root. This is why dentures get “loose” with time.
Why get implants?
- Permanently balance your natural smile
- Prevent bone loss
- Improve your pronunciation and chewing
- Prevent adjoining teeth from migrating
- Prevent premature wear of your natural teeth
- Keep your face looking younger by preventing excessive wrinkles, shrunken features, witch’s chin, etc.
Implants: small but effective
An implant is made from titanium. The length and diameter can vary. It is installed in the jawbone during a surgical procedure that takes place at the dental clinic, under local anaesthetic.
Titanium is used because it’s biocompatible. It’s completely neutral and your bone will fuse to it within just a few months in a process called osteointegration. The implant is a solid and durable artificial root. It typically takes six months or less for the bone to fuse to the implant. Once the area is healed, we can add the replacement tooth (single crown, bridge or permanent or removable full denture).
Several different options are available. We can help you make the best choice for your lifestyle.
What are the advantages of implant-supported partial and full dentures?
- Attractive and natural-looking
- Stable and comfortable
- No food restrictions *
- Feels like a natural tooth.
Implants give patients the opportunity to restore their smile and enjoy maximum comfort.