Dental implants

A dental implant is a titanium rod inserted into the alveolar bone to:
 

  • Support a crown to replace a single missing tooth
  • Support a bridge if several teeth are missing
  • Support fixed full dentures
  • Support removable full dentures
  • Stabilize a dental prosthesis that moves

 

A dental implant alone cannot replace a missing natural tooth. A pillar is placed on the implant after it has been inserted into the jawbone. Depending on the number of teeth you need to replace, a crown, dental prosthesis or bridge will then be installed on the pillar. Dental implants are made of titanium or a titanium alloy, as these are biocompatible materials that the body tolerates well.

 

Installing a dental implant involves surgery that is usually carried out in a dental office under local anaesthetic.

 

To be a good candidate for a dental implant, you need to have:

  • Excellent overall health
  • Healthy gums
  • A strong jawbone to support the implant

 

Ask us whether a dental implant is right for you!