A dental implant is a titanium screw that is surgically inserted into the jaw bone.
Implants are widely regarded as the best practice for replacement of missing teeth however for patients diabetes, gum disease or osteoporosis they may not be a suitable treatment option. They are used as alternatives to dentures or bridges.
Replacing teeth or gaps has a number of significant long term oral health benefits including improved speech, ability to chew and jaw bone structure. Importantly, they also significantly improve the look of your smile by filling aesthetically displeasing gaps.
After a period of time, the titanium screw fuses with the bone in your jaw. The screw then acts like the roots of your natural teeth. Once the screw has been inserted, a crown is placed on top. This allows the tooth to be designed specifically to suit your mouth and is typically the most aesthetically pleasing treatment option. However, as a result of the surgical complexity involved dental implants are the most expensive option for replacing a missing tooth.
We Offer a Wide Range of Services
At Modern Dental Care we offer a wide range of services from preventative treatments through to full mouth makeovers. We also offer specialised services such as orthodontics, implants, and wisdom teeth extractions.