A dental implant serves as a replacement for the root of one or more missing teeth and is surgically placed into the jawbone to support a dental prosthesis, such as a crown or bridge. The natural bone fuses to the implants, acting as the anchor for the new teeth, just as a natural root would. Dental implants can be inserted in the upper, lower or both jaws. Dental implants are suitable for a single tooth or multiple teeth replacement.
Dental implants provide the same functionality as natural teeth would. A single implant-supported tooth is a long-term solution and usually takes three to six months to complete. Aside from the obvious cosmetic and functional reasons, having a dental implant also stops other teeth from moving and prevents the wasting away of bone and further complications.
We can construct the dental implant to cosmetically match the neighbouring teeth. A crown or bridge will be created from a material that looks and feels just like your natural teeth. This is then fixed to your implant.