Implants are the high technology answer for people missing one or more teeth. The technology for this has been developed over the last 30 years and offers a solution for people who would otherwise have to contemplate a future with no teeth. Based on titanium “roots”, the implants can be used to completely replace missing teeth, to reclaim a confident appearance and restore complete function. Teeth that are lost either through disease like decay, gum disease, or by accident, can now be completely and confidently replaced with implants. The original discovery by Branemark of Sweden, has now been developed to offer permanent corrections of major dental problems.
- Allows replacement of dentures with “natural” teeth
- Behaves exactly like your own teeth (looks and feels “real”)
- Gives full confidence back to people missing teeth. They do not come -out and can be chewed on as vigourously as your own natural teeth.
Implants are placed in several stages. In the first stage, a titanium tooth root is placed in the bony part of the mouth. (Although this sounds horrible, it is no worse than having a tooth out). The bone heals around the implant so that it is “integrated” (becomes as one with the jaw bone). The human body recognises titanium in the same way as it does a tooth root, so the implants are permanently accepted by the body. At a later time, a second part of the implant is placed over the titanium root, and a new “tooth” placed on top. This new “tooth” is permanently fixed to the titanium root, and “hey presto”, a new tooth is formed. Implants are extremely hardy and reliable and can be used in almost any circumstances. The most reliable of implants are extremely predictable and utilise the absolute latest manufacturing technology. Implant tooth replacement can be costly, but for people suffering from the effects of major dental misfortune, they are a true godsend. At our offices, we ensure a meticulous approach to implant treatment, which has led to universal success in their use.