Dental implants are virtually identical to natural teeth in strength, function and appearance, making them an ideal tooth replacement solution. Receiving an implant is a minor procedure often completed under a local anaesthetic with many people reporting it is a comfortable procedure, with many returning to work and normal daily life the next day.
Your implant is carefully guided into the position predetermined during your examination appointments and left to bond with your jawbone. Depending on your oral and general health, this may take 3 – 6 months. If your implant is replacing front teeth, a temporary crown or bridge may be secured so you can retain your smile appearance and mouth function.
To be a suitable candidate for a dental implant, you will need to have sufficient jawbone density and volume able support your implant and absorb the extreme biting and chewing forces placed on teeth when eating.