Dental Implants

Dental implants may well be the most significant advancement in dentistry over the last two decades! It’s almost like growing a new tooth! Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are surgically placed in the bone of the upper or lower jaw. They are made of titanium & have a surface that enables bone to grow directly to it as it heals a process called osseointegration. The implant becomes solidly anchored in the jaw allowing it to be used to support a natural-looking custom replacement tooth called a crown. Implants are most commonly used to replace single missing teeth, but may also be used to support multiple missing teeth by serving as abutments for a fixed bridge or full denture. By virtue of their comfort & stability, implant-supported restorations work well to restore chewing function where there are missing back teeth, or to restore a smile where there is a missing or badly damaged front tooth.

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