Dental implants are the most successful way of replacing a missing tooth.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are titanium posts that are inserted into the jaw bone to replace a missing tooth.
Once the implant integrates with the bone, then a false tooth in the form of a crown is attached to the implant. These look and act like a normal tooth.
Why get dental implants?
People’s confidence can be severely affected by having broken or missing teeth. It is not an attractive characteristic, and often, people who have missing or broken teeth will avoid smiling in public for fear of embarrassment.
Dental implants can be an effective restorative and cosmetic treatment, which can be used to replace a tooth or multiple teeth; and, also a patient’s self-esteem.
An implant procedure can be used to replace damaged or missing teeth caused by periodontal disease or other factors. It is vitally important to treat affected teeth and fill gaps in the mouth to prevent surrounding teeth shifting positions, causing further damage.
Implants have a number of advantages:
- Longest lasting tooth replacement option
- Maintains bone height which would otherwise recede
- Great aesthetic and functional result
- Natural-looking – patients forget their teeth were ever missing