A dental implant is a small titanium post that acts as a replacement tooth root when a whole single tooth, multiple teeth or all teeth are missing. Implants are placed gently and precisely into the bone of the upper or lower jaw. The bone will then ‘grow around’ and ‘fuse onto’ the Implant (a process known as osseo-integration) to form a strong foundation onto which the final teeth are secured.
The healing and maturation time after placement is in the region of 4 months and temporary restorations can be fitted during this time for your comfort and confidence. Once the Implant(s) have successfully matured, a short series of non-surgical appointments is required to construct the final restorations.
Each situation needs to be assessed fully and individually. The key to success with dental implants is attention to detail in both the planning and treatment phases.Back to treatments
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