Dental implants are an artificial root made of titanium which is securely placed into the jaw to serve as an anchor for a replacement tooth. The bone grows around the root so the implant becomes integrated into the bone structure and is very secure. A crown, bridge or denture can then be placed over the dental implant, matching the surrounding teeth. For those wishing to replace missing teeth, close unsightly gaps, or secure unstable dentures, dental implants may be the ideal long-term solution. Implant-supported replacement teeth (also known as “cosmetic teeth”) look, feel and function like natural teeth.
How long do dental implant treatment take?
Treatment time will vary depending on your unique situation. Nowadays, it is often possible to get well-functioning and aesthetic-looking teeth within a few days. In some cases, it may be necessary to wait a longer time before finishing the restoration in order to obtain an optimal result.
How long do they last?
Maintaining care of the dental implants will help to ensure the long-term success of your treatment. Great techniques mean they now last as long or even longer than your own teeth.