It is a screw made from titanium, and is screwed into your jawbone during a small surgical procedure under local anaesthetic. This surgical procedure is very atraumatic, and is usually less painful afterwards than having a tooth extracted. After a healing period ranging between 3 and 6 months, a crown is placed on top of this artificial root, in order to replace the missing tooth. During this healing period the missing tooth is replaced by a removable partial denture or temporary bridge, so that you will never have to be without a tooth at any time. In certain cases a temporary crown can be fixed onto the implant immediately after placement of the implant. Dental implants have a number of advantages over more conventional methods of replacing missing teeth.
- An implant-supported crown is very similar to your natural tooth because it is fixed permanently, and does not need your other teeth or soft tissues for support: NO MORE REMOVABLE DENTURE and NO DAMAGE TO THE ADJACENT TEETH.
- Dental implants preserve the bone of the jaw that would normally have resorbed after tooth extraction.
- Implants can’t get decayed, so no more fillings.
- In the very rare event of an implant not integrating with the bone of your jaw, it will be replaced free of charge by the manufacturer.
X-ray of infection
X-ray of Implant placed
Temporary crown fitted
Final crown fitted
X-ray of final crown fitted
Before and After Treatment Photos