A Dental Implant is an "artificial tooth root" which acts as a new base for a replacement tooth.
Dental Implants allow for the management of spaces between teeth. This procedure* minimises the need to sacrifice adjacent teeth to support a prosthesis, such as a bridge. A single tooth implant (as shown below) restores your teeth to complete function and provides long-term replacement of a missing tooth.
They are made from titanium, which is safe and compatible with the human body. The implant is inserted into the jaw and bone grows around the implant and holds it firmly in place.
The time taken to secure an implant can take several months from the time the implant is first placed until the final result is completed. During this time a temporary tooth may be placed for aesthetics. This time is essential as it allows sufficient time for the bone and gum to heal around the implant before placing the crown.
DentalCareXtra also offers Cerec 3D which offers in-house creation of crowns to speed your return to normal mouth function.
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* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.