Dental Implants are titanium screws that are surgically positioned into the jaw bone allowing your dentist to fix a crown or bridge over it. Unlike dentures, implants are fixed in place. Once the implant has been fitted, the bone surrounding it will gradually grow up and attach to the implant. If you look after your teeth and implants properly, they can last as long as your natural teeth.
Having Dental Implants can provide you with many benefits, particularly if you have removeable replacement teeth. Dental Implants can provide you with teeth that look and feel like your own, improving things such as your speech and overall comfort. It is much easier to eat, with the disappearance of pain and discomfort. The permanent and fixed technique aids your confidence and self-esteem, as you have no worry of anything becoming loose or falling out. Most importantly, it improves your oral health. Dental Implants generally involve different stages. At first you will need your implant put in place into your jaw, which is often a one or two stage procedure. Once the implant is in place, it will take time for the surrounding bone to fuse with the new implant. This can take as little as six weeks, or as long as six months. With your bone satisfactorily fused to the new implant, the construction and fitting of your crown or bridge can commence.