Dental implants offer replacement for missing teeth. A dental implant is simply a titanium screw which is designed to thread into the bone of the jaw and to allow for the attachment of a prosthetic tooth at the top. Implants are made of medical grade titanium or titanium alloy, which is safe and biocompatible.
The bone will fuse to the implant over a short period of time in a process referred to as ‘osseointegration’ and once this process is successfully completed the implant is permanently in place.
After the healing phase is complete, the implants are used to anchor crowns, bridges, or dentures.
Dental implants are now recognized as treatment for a full range of problems from replacing a single tooth, to full mouth rehabilitation, or simply for reliable denture retention.