Dental implants can be used to replace one or more teeth which are missing.
Placing a dental implant is a surgical procedure involving placement of a titanium fixture into the jaw bone. It replaces the natural root and fuses to the bone by osseointegration, which is the establishment of a structural and functional connection between the bone and implant. Then a crown/bridge is screwed onto this titanium fixture, so that what appears in your mouth is a replacement which looks just like your own tooth.
A few visits are required for implants. Initially, a consultation is required to discuss options, review your medical history and arrange for a CT scan to be done to assess your bone. If after reviewing the CT scan, and other relevant information, you decide to go ahead with the implants, we arrange for you to have the implants placed. The osseointegration process takes around 10-12 weeks, then after that we can place the crowns/bridges.