What are Implants?
A dental implant is an artificial tooth that is implanted into the jaw to replace the natural root of a missing tooth. Once the bone and tissue have healed, it is crowned with a natural looking, custom crafted tooth restoration.
The procedure is categorised as a form of prosthetic (artificial replacement) dentistry, but also falls into the category of cosmetic dentistry as well
Although there are a number of restorative options for missing teeth, none have been proven as effective an durable as implants. Dental implants are stronger and more durable in contrast to bridges and dentures. Implants offer a permanent solution to tooth loss. Implants may be used in conjunction with other restorative procedures for maximum effectiveness.
Reasons for Implants:
- Tooth decay
- Root canal failure
- Trauma to the mouth
- Excessive wear and tear
- Stronger than bridges and dentures