A dental implant is an artificial tooth root replacement. This is an advanced restorative treatment to replace teeth that are missing as a result of severe damage, decay or trauma. Implants can be used to replace one or more teeth, partial dentures, or stabilise full dentures.
Looking and functioning just like natural teeth, this premium treatment perfects your smile and improves your ability to chew on certain foods.
Made from strong titanium, dental implants are screwed into your jaw with a porcelain tooth attached. Integration of an implant generally takes three months, during which a temporary tooth is provided if needed.
Single tooth implants are used to replace a missing tooth or one that requires removal. The bone and implant take approximately three months to integrate, and a temporary tooth can be provided when necessary.
If you have a few missing teeth in a row, we can place dental implants to support them all. For example, if there are three missing teeth in a row, we will often only place two implants to support the three.
Dental implants can be used to stabilise full lower dentures and avoid using adhesives.
Dental implants are an effective alternative to dentures. They can support both full upper and lower dentures to restore a mouth with no teeth.
Dental implants are designed to last a lifetime, however one of the only reasons they may fail is due to poor oral hygiene. It is important to brush and floss at least twice a day, as you would for your natural teeth. It is also necessary to visit your dentist every six months for a regular clean and examination.
During your first consultation, your dentist will check that your gums are healthy and that you have sufficient jawbone to hold the implant.
It is important that your overall health is good and that you don’t smoke prior to the procedure.
For a detailed examination, contact one of our trusted dentists in Labrador.