Dental implants are considered to be the 'gold standard' in the replacement of missing teeth. Where a tooth absolutely has to be removed, a dental implant can be placed into this site and a porcelain crown attached on top, to replace the tooth without having to drill the adjacent teeth, unlike with the provision of a bridge.
This is how they work:
Dental implants are small metal screws that are placed in the jaw in place of a missing tooth.
Once established, crowns, bridges and dentures can be fixed onto the implants, creating a natural-looking and stable restoration.
Why choose 108 Dental for a dental implant?
Dental implants need careful planning and placement as well as an excellent level of long-term oral hygiene to look after them. If you are thinking about implants as a solution to your missing teeth, please book a consultation with our 108 Dentists who will talk you through everything you need to know.
When you lose your natural teeth, your jaw bone and surrounding tissues start to resorb or disappear over time. When implants are placed in the jaw, it stimulates the remaining bone to grow and mesh around the metal, along with tiny blood vessels, preventing bone loss.
Retained bone structure prevents the face from acquiring a 'sunken' look.
Implants help restore function so you can eat, chew and bite as usual.
Implants are a natural-looking way to replace missing teeth.