Dental Implants

A dental implant (also referred to as an implant fixture) is an artificial tooth root replacement that integrates (fuses) into the jawbone. The implant, usually a titanium screw or post, is surgically placed into the jaw bone, and acts just like the roots of a normal tooth.

After a period of healing, a crown, bridge or denture is fabricated and attached to the implant. An implant supported crown or bridge is an ideal method of replacing a tooth/ teeth that have been lost or are congenitally absent. Implant supported prosthesis provide a very strong, durable restoration that is often superior to dentures or bridges.

The longevity of implant crowns/ bridges is generally excellent and because they are a ‘stand alone' treatment, they do not compromise adjacent, often intact, natural teeth.


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