• By 1300 SMILES
  • October 17, 2016

A Dental Implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed inside the jaw bone. Dental Implants are used to replace missing teeth when a patient has lost one or multiple teeth due to trauma, periodontal disease (gum disease), dental decay, or other reasons…

An implant is typically made of titanium, a biocompatible material that is accepted by the body and serves as a firm foundation for the replacement teeth. The procedure of dental implant placement is safe and predictable when performed by a trained and experienced dentist. Once the implant is inserted in the jaw bone the natural bone locks the implant in place by attaching itself to the implant. This process is called osseointegration. This gives stability to the artificial tooth which is meant to be placed on the implant.

Single or multiple implants can be placed as per individual case requirements. Multiple implants may be indicated for Bridges, Dentures or Full mouth reconstructions. Single implants are used for replacement of a single missing tooth.

As dental implants bond with the jaw bone, they offer good oral health and quality of life compared with other tooth replacement options. It reduces slipping associated with dentures and gives a patient the confidence to smile, talk and eat naturally in social situations. More importantly, dental implants stimulate healthy bone formation and behave like natural teeth.

If you are interested in dental implants, call 1300SMILES Dentists on 1300 764 537 to find out more.