Dental implants are a modern way of replacing missing teeth in a permanent manner, giving people the opportunity to regain function and confidence.
A dental implant is made of a small titanium screw-like rod that is surgically placed into specific areas in the jaw. This is a small procedure is performed under local anaesthetic in the dental chair.
Once this implant begins to integrate with the jawbone and form a solid base, a prosthesis, such as a crown, bridge or full arch denture can be fixed onto it. This prosthesis will be custom-made to fit your mouth by a dental technician. Together, this restoration will not only blend in with the surrounding natural teeth but it will also function like one, with the ability to withstand the biting forces in the mouth.
One of the many benefits of having an implant to replace a missing tooth is that it prevents the jaw bone from shrinking back or resorbing over time. Implant dentistry offers a clinically proven and safe solution to getting back a great smile and being able to bite and chew with confidence.