Dental implants serve as replacement tooth roots for those who have lost teeth due to trauma, decay or gum disease. Made of titanium posts, dental implants are inserted through the gum tissue into small custom-drilled spaces in the jawbone. The dental implants are designed to fuse with the jawbone through a process called osseointegration.
Permanent dental implants are fitted and tooth restoration, usually a porcelain crown or denture, will be fixed to the dental implant on either the upper or lower arch of teeth. Dental implants can support partial or full dentures for greater retention, and bridges may also be secured with dental implants.
The condition of the individual’s jawbone will determine suitability for dental implant treatment. Our clinician needs to assess oral health for appropriateness of dental implant treatment. Not everyone is suitable for dental implant treatment. Unsuitable candidates include those who have extremely narrow jawbones or have little space available between the jawbone and the sinus cavity.
Dental implants provide patients with a safe, secure and effective method of replacing teeth. They do not require any special cleaning techniques and can last for a number of years if taken care of properly.