Replace an individual missing tooth with a long term option that does not need to be fixed to the teeth on either side of the gap.
An implant is a “root” device, usually made of titanium to support restorations that resemble a tooth or group of teeth and the main function is to replace missing teeth.
They appear similar to an actual tooth root and are placed within the bone. The bone of the jaw accepts and fuses with the implant.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING TREATMENT
Placing an implant is a surgical procedure which is under local anaesthetic. No pain should be experienced during the procedure. Placement of the implant should be an uneventful and comfortable procedure.
WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER TREATMENT
Single implant placement in areas of well-healed bone can often require no downtime, with patients returning to routine activity immediately. Some mild pain can be expected as this is associated with the healing process.
The benefits of dental implants
Implants look and feel like natural teeth. When you invest in dental implants, you will be able to chew normally. Many people feel that their self-esteem improves vastly after receiving dental implants.
Dental implants look very natural and you will be able to preserve the teeth next to the implants as well as facial structures, making implants an ideal solution for many people.
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