What is an implant?
A dental implant is a procedure used to replace missing teeth, where an artificial tooth with a titanium screw is inserted into the jaw bone.
Implants are comparable to a genuine tooth in terms of function and appearance. They are the latest alternative to bridges and dentures.
Dental implants are the only dental restoration option that preserves and stimulate the natural bone and can actually prevent bone loss. Other advantages include: Stopping your teeth from shifting into the empty space, replacing the missing tooth and helping preserve your appearance and beautiful smile.
The results of the implant may vary depending on the patients health condition. You should talk to your dentist and have a consult to review whether you are a suitable candidate for the procedure.
Some test to confirm you are suitable for the procedure include dental examination, photographs, dental x-ray radiographs, CT scans of your jaw bone and dental casts for your mouth. Treatment for other dental health problems may be required first before implant treatment.