If you feel embarrassed about gaps or missing teeth dental implants may be the solution for you. Dental implantation is a method of replacing missing teeth which assists in re-establishing a person’s smile as well as helping to prevent further deterioration of the teeth. Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth which look, feel and function like natural teeth. Essentially, a dental implant is an anchor and basically can be thought of as artificial tooth root that is submerged into the jaw bone. Once it is firmly in place it allows the attachment of an artificial tooth or crown. A dental implant is made from a very durable material and after an initial healing period during which the implant is left undisturbed under gum tissue, it is uncovered and connected to a small post that secures and supports the artificial tooth or crown.
By carefully selecting materials, artificial teeth are matched to the colour of the surrounding teeth, offering a natural looking solution for anyone with a missing tooth.
So whether you have lost a few of your teeth or just one of them, dental implants should be considered as an option to improve the function of your teeth and create a better looking smile.