Dental implants is a system that uses a man-made titanium “tooth root” that often fuses to the jaw bone to form a secure foundation for tooth replacement.
This process is known as osseo-integration. Dental implants can often be used to replace a single lost tooth or many missing teeth. When state of the art Dental Implants are combined with modern dental procedures, permanent replacement of missing teeth can often improve your appearance, comfort and function.
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a small titanium fixture that serves as the replacement for the root portion of a missing natural tooth. The implant is placed in the bone of the upper or lower jaw and allowed to bond with the bone and serve as an anchor for the replacement tooth. Dental implants can often be used to replace a single lost tooth or many missing teeth. Implants may also be used to help retain dentures. Implant supported replacement teeth usually look, feel and function like natural teeth. Dental implants may help preserve the integrity of the facial structure and reduce the inconvenience associated with tooth loss.
BENEFITS OF DENTAL IMPLANTS
When teeth are lost, ongoing shrinkage of the jawbone often occurs and this could make the face look older. Dental implants can usually slow or stop this process.
Dental implants often eliminate the pain and discomfort of removable full or partial dentures. Since dentures sit on top of the jawbone and gums, continuous shrinkage of the jaw bone alters the fit of the denture resulting in slipping or rocking of the dentures. Exposed nerves and irritation of the gum tissue may add to the discomfort.
Implant supported replacement teeth are closer to natural teeth because they are anchored securely to your jawbone. Gum irritation and the pain of exposed nerves that may be associated with conventional full or partial dentures are often eliminated.
Dental implants can restore chewing efficiency comparable to that of natural teeth. Unlike dentures they do not move when you chew on them. This usually allows you to eat your favourite foods with confidence and without pain. A full upper denture covers the palate of the mouth and reduces the ability to taste foods. With dental implants, you can have the palate removed from your upper denture so you can better taste and enjoy your food.
Dental implants can eliminate the numerous embarrassing inconveniences of removable partial and full dentures. You will eliminate the use of gooey denture adhesives that may be used. You will no longer need to cover your mouth when you laugh or smile, for fear that your teeth could pop out or fall down.
Protect Your Remaining Natural Teeth
Dental implants may be more appropriate than a bridge for the replacement of one or more adjacent teeth. With conventional bridgework, the teeth surrounding missing teeth must be ground down. Dental implants often eliminate the need to modify these teeth.
We offer effective, professional support to referring practitioners by providing the following services:-
- Implant treatment planning
- Treatment of implant cases at all levels of complexity
- Hard & soft tissue grafting
- Fixed and removable implant borne restorations