Whether replacing a single missing tooth or a set of teeth, dental implants serve as the closest thing to natural teeth. Unlike crowns and dentures that replace only the visible ‘crown’ part of teeth, with implants a biocompatible post is embedded into the jawbone underneath the gum that would merge into the bone and function as the root of a tooth, therefore making it possible to achieve the strength and durability as an independent, replaced tooth. Although it takes a couple of months (or longer) for the post to become integrated into the bone, before the crown can be created on top, dental implants can give you the most comfortable replacement.
Other advantages of dental implants include:
- Natural functionality, look, and feel
- Can act as support for bridges and dentures
- Implants do not decay
The first step to having a successful implant is a thorough consultation, including taking x-rays to make sure that your jawbone and gums are fit enough to be a strong foundation.
Our oral surgeons are committed to staying updated with the latest and safest technology and dental materials available, for the best results for our patients.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek an opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.