A dental implant is a small titanium cylinder that is gently placed into the jaw bone to replicate the root of a tooth supporting a crown, bridge or perhaps a special custom-made denture. If you have a gap in your smile, dental implants could be the dental treatment you need to restore your confidence.
How do dental implants work?
After a dental implant is placed, it slowly integrates with the bone (a process a known as osseointegration). A strong union is then formed. Connectors are placed into the implants. These in turn help retain crowns, bridges or dentures.
Dental implants have been available for many years and scientific studies have shown that their long-term success is extremely high. For many patients, dental implants are the gold standard dental treatment and offer the ideal solution for their dental needs.
For any advanced dental treatment, your oral and general health should be assessed to ensure the success of your dental implants. This will be done by our dentists who have had advanced training in dental implantology.
Factors that determine success of treatment include your general health, whether you smoke, the health of your mouth and remaining teeth, any medication that you take, and the amounts of bone available at the proposed implant site. Every case is individual therefore each patient will receive a personalised treatment plan to suit them.
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