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Dental Implants

What are Dental Implants?

A dental implant is an artificial substitute for the root of our natural tooth. It is anchored into place into a pre-drilled socket in your jaw bone, which then supports a crown, bridge or denture firmly in place.

Implants are made from titanium which is a metal well tolerated by the bone in your jaw. The aim when placing a dental implant is to achieve close contact with the implant and surrounding bone. The two then fuse together holding them firmly in place.

What can they be used for?

Implants can be used for different reasons:

  • Single tooth replacement: if you have only one tooth missing in your mouth.
  • Multiple tooth replacement: if you have one or more teeth missing
  • Implant retained dentures: implants can be used to secure a full denture in the mouth

Single Tooth Replacement

Implants may be used for single tooth replacement if you have a failing root or have a fractured upper incisor requiring extraction.

A single implant could also be used to replace a tooth after extraction. Restoration can be complete using a dental implant.

Implant Retained Denture

A denture can be retained using implants. For example, if bottom teeth become painful and require extracting due to gum disease, dental implants can be placed after extraction and connected to a bar.

A clip will be attached to a denture and then clipped on to the bar. The final denture is stable and prevents resorption which can occur after dental extractions.

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