Dental Implants are the supreme tooth replacement technology, providing both a natural looking and fully functional replacement tooth. The technology has evolved to such a level that the replacement tooth is now virtually indistinguishable from a natural tooth.
The implant acts as a replacement root for your new tooth. Made from bio-friendly materials, usually titanium, the implant is fully compatible with human tissues. The implant is inserted into your jaw in the exact location required for the replacement tooth. Over a period of months the implant is secured by your bone and tissues as they bond with the artificial root. Once the implant is secured, it acts as a strong anchor for a natural looking, strong and fully functional replacement tooth know as a crown. The crown is affixed to the implant finalising the restoration process. The result, a very strong, durable, fully functional and aesthetically pleasing replacement tooth.
Unlike dentures and bridges, dental implants are permanent fixtures and do not require any special cleaning or flossing. Simply treat the implant as a natural tooth and maintain it through a thorough oral hygiene routine including brushing, flossing and regular dental check-ups.
If you have any questions or would like further advice on how a dental implant can benefit you, call our friendly Denticheck team today.