Dental Implants

Used to replace missing teeth, dental implants look, feel and function like natural teeth. An artificial titaniam root is fitted and a crown placed over it, matching the colour of your existing teeth. Gaps can be a thing of the past and your confidence restored.

  • Dental implants offer a permanent solution for your missing teeth.
  • A dental implant is essentially a substitute for a natural root and commonly it is screw or cylinder shaped. Each implant is placed into a socket carefully drilled at the precise location of the intended tooth.
  • In order to support replacement teeth, dental implants normally have some form of internal screw thread or post space that allows a variety of components to be fitted. Once fitted, these components provide the foundation for long-term support of crowns, bridges or dentures. Clickhere for illustrated information.
  • Often the implant can be placed at the same time as removal of the tooth all on the same day.
  • If an implant has a screw-thread on its outer surface it can be screwed into position and if it does not, it is usually tapped into place.
  • The main aim during installation of any implant is to achieve immediate close contact with the surrounding bone.
  • This creates an initial stability, which over time is steadily enhanced by further growth of bone into microscopic roughnesses on the implant surface.