Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that replace missing natural teeth. Dental implants can replace one or several missing teeth, or an entire set of artificial teeth. Implants and their associated crowns closely mimic the look and function of real teeth, making them a fantastic alternative to dentures and bridges.
A dental implant works like a natural tooth root. The titanium screw bonds with bone and anchors the artificial tooth into the jaw. Dental implants help to withstand greater bite pressure when compared to dentures, and do not require cutting and reshaping of neighbouring healthy teeth as in the case of a bridge. For these reasons, dental implants are considered one of the best options for missing teeth.
Thorough health and dental assessments will be carried prior to treatment to make sure that you are a good candidate for dental implants. While most people can have implants, exceptions include:
The process of fitting a new dental implant is typically done in two stages.
At Graceful Dental, our highly qualified and experienced dentists can help you restore your smile with high-quality dental implants inserted with care and skill. If you are not sure whether you are suitable for implants, or simply wanting to know more about our expertise in this field, get in touch with us for an implant consultation.