Implants are man-made replacements for teeth that have been lost. They behave just like real roots – even bonding naturally with the jawbone. We call this ‘osseointegration’. This simple surgery can transform your confidence and improve your looks.
Everyone deserves trouble-free teeth and a beautiful smile. With these tremendous, recent advances in aesthetic dentistry, there’s no need to settle for anything less. Implants can look and feel like your original teeth.
We use sophisticated 3D imaging and scanning to plan the placement of the implant into the most optimal position.
There are 2 main aspects of having an implant placed – the placement of the implant (or “root”) part itself, and then the placement of the crown (or “chewing”) part.
Placing the implant
A minor surgical procedure is undertaken to place the implant. At this time, a temporary tooth is provided that allows you to eat and function like normal almost immediately. The implant will often need a few months to integrate with the jawbone before the next step is taken.
Attaching the new crown
The final step is the placement of the permanent ceramic tooth.
You should expect the new tooth to fit and function just like a natural tooth. We can show you some additional hygiene steps that can be taken to ensure the implant and surrounding tissues remain healthy.
Implants can also improve the retention and function of lower dentures, which are notoriously difficult to remain stable.