The idea is to fill the missing or non repairable teeth with semi-synthetic materials that has same functionality as natural teeth.
This gives a person who has lost teeth ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. The implants are tiny titanium posts, which are placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. In addition, implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration, which occurs when teeth are missing. Dental implants are changing the way people live allowing them to rediscover comfort and confidence while eating, speaking and laughing.
Dental implants are metal anchors that act as tooth root substitutes that are surgically placed into the jawbone. Small posts are then attached to the implant, which protrude through the gums. These posts provide stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth. For most patients, the placement of dental implants involves two surgical procedures. First, implants are placed within your jawbone. For the first three to six months following surgery, the implants are beneath the surface of the gums, gradually bonding with the jawbone. You should be able to wear temporary dentures or temporary crowns and eat a soft diet during this time
After the implant has bonded to the jawbone, the second phase begins. The surgeon will uncover the implants and attach a small healing collar. The dentist can then begin making your new teeth. First, an impression is taken. Then, posts or attachments can be connected to the implants. The replacement teeth are placed over the posts or attachments. The entire procedure usually takes six to eight months. Most patients do not experience any disruption in their daily life. Contact us for your complimentary consultation