What is a dental implant?

Replacing a tooth – or teeth, is a bit like constructing a bridge, with dental implants being the solid foundation from which we build a tooth – or several teeth.

A dental implant is a small titanium post or screw that is surgically placed into the jawbone beneath the gum line. Once it is secured and stabilised, it is used a bit like a tooth root, providing the base (or anchor) for a dental crown or an implant-supported denture.

What are implants made of?

Dental implants are made from titanium alloy, an extremely strong metal. Titanium alloy is a completely safe material that is biocompatible (accepted by the body).

How long does it take to integrate?

Once the implant has been surgically placed into your jawbone, it will take at least three months for the implant to fuse with your jawbone in a process known as osseointegration. Once osseointegration is complete, you’ll be left with a strong, stable tooth root that should provide you with a permanent solution to your missing tooth or teeth.

Who benefits from implants?

Dental implants are the preferred solution for people who have lost a tooth or teeth for any number of reasons, including tooth decay or trauma.

Are implants safe?

Implants are far more safe and permanent than dentures and better for your dental health than bridges.

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