What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is the alternative to routine reconstructions such as the fixed bridge or removable denture. A dental implant is a man-made substitute for the root of a natural tooth. It is the foundation for reconstruction. A single dental implant consists of 2 main parts.
The first part is the implant
A titanium screw, inserted surgically into the jaw bone. When this implant has healed (fused with the bone) the second part can be connected.
The second part is the abutment
This abutment or post, fits into the implant and passes through the gum. It links the implant with the choice of prosthesis. This might be a single tooth or crown, as illustrated above, or a multiple tooth bridge or even a clip-on denture.
Implants are not a new idea. For generations man has striven to replace lost teeth by means of a fantastic variety of so-called implants. It seemed a logical theory to replace missing teeth by emulating the way they are formed naturally. It is only now, with modern technology and materials, that such an idea can become a reality.
A success rate of between 95 to 100%
In our practice we only work with dental implants that demonstrate a high quality of research and documentation over a number of years. We have contributed to this documentation with an enviable success rate of between 95 to 100% for different treatment methods.
Quality of life
The high degree of predictability for dental implants ensures that we can confidently offer a more advanced alternative to conventional restorative techniques and help to enhance your quality of life.
The Osseo integrated approach using TITANIUM* implants ensures a firm and lasting bond with bone and provides a strong foundation to support replacement teeth over many years, possibly even a lifetime. They can give you a second chance to replicate what nature did in the first place.
Do not be alarmed. Titanium has the unique property of fusing with the bone tissue through a process of integration, and therefore becomes like part of the body in the process. This gives the dental implant its extreme strength of attachment.
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