Alternative to dentures
Why dental implants?
Implants act as substitute teeth roots and are carefully positioned in the jawbone to provide a solid foundation for replacement teeth. They consist of tiny posts made from titanium – a metal that is very well tolerated by the body and which eventually fuses with the surrounding bone. They can be used to replace a sole lost teeth with a crown, multiple missing teeth with a dental bridge or a whole set of teeth by acting as a stable base for dentures.
- We will thoroughly assess how your teeth fit together, your oral health and the density of your jaw bone. (If we discover you have insufficient bone to support implants, you may need additional grafting procedures before they can be successfully anchored in place).
- The implants are carefully positioned using a minor surgical procedure.
- Over the next few months, the titanium posts will bond with the bone.
- Once they have fully ‘taken root’, replacement teeth will be added to these firm fixtures.