A dental implant is a tooth root replica. It is an artificial tooth root made of surgical grade titanium, which is placed into the jaw onto which crowns and bridgework can be constructed. Dental implants can in many cases be the preferred treatment to replace a tooth or teeth lost following an injury or through periodontal disease. Dental implants have numerous possible applications in dentistry e.g:
- To replace a single or multiple teeth without affecting adjacent teeth
- To support bridgework or replace a partial denture
- To help support or secure upper or lower dentures
Dental implants are a natural-looking tooth replacement option. They can provide you with increased freedom and confidence by restoring that unsightly gap in your smile or that denture which never stays in one place, making eating difficult. In many cases dental implant teeth can be made to look and feel like your own teeth. Under the right conditions and with the appropriate maintenance dental implants can last a lifetime.
Treatment takes between six to twelve months to complete. Not everyone has the right jaw structure for implants, so call to make an appointment with Dr David Edwards or Dr Rand Razaq to see if this is the right option for you.