Dental implants are the ultimate way to replace lost teeth. They give you the full function and feel of real teeth.
A dental implant mimics nature: it is designed to be firmly anchored in the jaw, thus acting as an artificial tooth root. This is then used to hold a dental crown in place. The implant is basically a small screw made of titanium – a material which is well-tolerated by the human body, being referred to as bio-compatible.
The dental implant is surgically inserted under local anaesthetic. Once healed, the implant acts as a base for the visible top of the tooth. The dental implant can be used to replace an individual tooth, multiple teeth, or all teeth.
Implants can also be used as a base to support and anchor dentures. A regular denture rests on the gums, and is prone to moving. An implant-supported denture is firmly held in place, not moving and proving much greater biting force.