Dental Implant Explained by Surbiton Implant Dentist

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root, made of titanium screw that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Over few months the jawbone will fuse with the metal screw. Crowns, bridge or denture can be attached to the implant to replace the missing teeth.

Dental implants can replace one or several missing teeth. It can also support a denture and bridge.

Watch our video to see what involves in a dental implant procedure.

 

Who is a candidate for dental implant?

If you are missing one tooth, some or all of your teeth dental implant in the ultimate option to replace the missing teeth. If you have dental bridge, partial or full denture dental implant is the best alternative. The implants will last a life time however the crown on the top has to be replacing after 10-15 years.

The ideal dental implant candidate would have an excellent general and oral health. It is crucial to have a healthy gum before proceeding with dental implant.

The jaw has to have enough bone for anchorage. Some people who have not got enough bone can still have dental implant but a bone grafting procedure has to be carried out prior to implant placement.

Commitment to taking care of your oral health, gum and teeth is vital in success of the dental implant. Daily brushing and flossing, and regular dentist and hygienist visits are very important.

 

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