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Dental Implant




Dental implants are replacements for lost teeth. If one or more of your teeth are missing there are a few options to replace them:

  • Dental Implants

  • Bridges

  • Partial or Complete Dentures

Dental Implants look like natural teeth.



What are dental implants?



A dental implant is an artificial root usually made of titanium metal. It is placed inside the jawbone and bonds to the bone. They provide a foundation for replacement teeth.

Who can get Dental Implants?

Most people can have dental implants. Some may need additional procedures such as tissue or bone grafts to prepare a bed for placing implants.

Consult your dentist to find out if dental implants can replace your missing teeth.

How Dental Implants are placed?

  • Your dentist will examine your jaw, take x-rays and may recommend a scan ( a three dimension x-ray) of your jawbone.

  • After reviewing your dental records, your dentist will select the size of the implant/s.

  • During the first stage of surgery dental implant/s are placed inside jawbone, beneath the gum tissue. The gum tissue will be stitched back into place.

  • Implant/s will bond to the bone in a few months.

  • When the implant is stable, your dentist will take impressions of the implant site and the opposing teeth or jaw.

  • A dental laboratory will make an abutment (a post) that connects the replacement tooth to the implant.

  • Your dentist will attach the post and the replacement tooth to the implant with an screw which is hidden inside the replacement tooth.

  • In some cases, the replacement tooth/ teeth are placed at the time of the surgery.

Benefits of dental implants

  • Improved comfort, they work just like natural teeth.

  • Good appearance, they look natural.

  • They do not use other teeth as support. They stand alone and there is no need for alteration of the nearby teeth. This keeps the adjacent teeth intact.

  • They do not affect the speech.

  • No need for adhesives to keep teeth in place.

  • They last long.

  • They are easy to eat with.