Permanent solution to missing teeth with dental implant from Molesey dentist
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root placed directly into your jaw to act as a base for an artificial tooth replacement. They are ideally suited to patients with a good general standard of oral health who have lost a tooth or teeth due to decay or accidental damage. Implants do not rely on adjacent teeth for support so they avoid any unnecessary damage to healthy teeth common in other dental replacement surgery.
The man advantage of a dental implant over other replacements such as bridges or partial dentures is the natural looking feel and visual effect they produce. Implants are permanent replacements designed to act just like a real tooth and can carry out all the necessary functions of a real tooth. This creates an increased feeling of confidence in a dental implant that can be missing from other replacements. If properly fitted and cared for, a dental implant can last a lifetime without causing any unnecessary interruption to the patient’s life.
Dental implants are usually made form titanium and come in the shape of small screws anchored directly into the jawbone. Once there they are allowed to fuse with the bone and tissue before having an artificial tooth attached. One implant can act as the base for several replacements and a series of mini-implants can support a whole denture, providing much needed security.
Certain conditions need to be met for a dental implant to be successful, which usually include an otherwise good standard of dental health. Only strong jaws and gum tissue can support an implant properly so consult a Molesey dentist to see if you are a suitable candidate.