Dental implants are artificial roots and teeth, commonly made out of titanium material, that are surgically inserted into the jaw bone. The teeth is then secured into the implants, providing a natural look, and restores the patient’s smile. These titanium implants are very strong and durable, only requiring occasional re-tightening from normal wear.
- Replace missing tooth or teeth without affecting adjacent teeth
- Correct bite problems caused by missing teeth and shifting
- Restore a confident smile, chewing, and speech
- Provide better support to bridge or denture, by securing them more comfortably
How does it work?
- The procedure involves several visits over a period of two to three months. Dental impressions and x-rays are taken of the teeth and jaw to determine gum tissue, bone, spacing required for an implant.
- With the area numb, the implant is then surgically placed into the bone. It will heal and integrate itself onto the jaw bone. A healing cap will cover the gumline on the implant.
- The artificial teeth are fitted and made to the implant while the bone heal.
- Once the healing period is complete, usually three to six months, we will securely attach the teeth to the implant.
- During your regular hygiene visit, we will monitor the implant’s stability and cleanliness that will help extend its life expectancy.