What is a dental implant?
Dental Implants can replace single or multiple teeth or they can even be placed to stabilise a loose denture. Dental Implants can be the most predictable and comfortable way to replace missing teeth.
A dental implant is usually made out of titanium and it is then placed into the jaw bone. It usually takes approximately three months for the dental implant to integrate with the jaw bone. A dental crown is then custom made and fitted on top of the implant.
Why should I replace missing teeth?
Having a missing tooth means other teeth will have to compensate and take a lot more load from daily chewing. This causes selective wearing and tearing which may lead to those teeth taking more load and eventually breaking. This vicious cycle can lead to further breaking of teeth and many people find themselves in a vicious cycle of losing more teeth.
The other teeth around the missing tooth will also move and drift over time. This will eventually lead to the teeth shifting into a potentially unfavourable position increasing the risk of gum disease and dental decay.