A popular treatment for those who long to feel more comfortable when smiling is dental implants.
Dental implants are a great alternative to false teeth and can dramatically change your appearance and smile. Long recognised as one of the most effective treatments for missing and badly damaged teeth, the custom-made teeth replacements allow you to talk, eat, and live your life as normal.
Dental implants are like artificial ‘tooth roots.’ Made of biocompatible titanium, they’re inserted into the jaw to support one or more missing teeth. Once inserted into the jaw bone, a process known as ‘osseointegration’ takes place, in which the implant and bone fuse together.
This allows the implant to act as an anchor for the dental prosthesis (false tooth), replicating the function of natural teeth to keep the jawbone healthy. The prosthetic replacement can be a fixed crown for a single tooth or a bridgework prosthesis for a set of teeth.