Missing teeth can affect our personal presentation and appearance. Implants provide a permanent restorative option which look and feel natural. They restore a tooth’s original functionality, durability and strength and are the perfect option for those who are suffering from tooth loss due to decay or injury.
The implant installation procedure involves the securing of a post within the jawbone to provide a solid foundation to affix a crown or permanent denture. These posts are generally made from titanium as it is biocompatible and will bond with the surrounding tissues, ligaments and bone. Once secured they are left for a period of between 3 and 6 months to ensure this bonding process and their full recovery. Following this period a crown, bridge or denture may be secured to leave with a bright, healthy smile.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
If you are suffering from tooth loss, or desire a more permanent option than dentures, contact our friendly team to arrange a consultation.