Dental Implants are the most advanced therapy available to replace missing teeth. Dental implants have proven to be reliable, and their high success is supported by decades of clinical experience and hundreds of thousands or satisfied patients. Dental implants are the treatment of choice for people missing one, a few or all of their teeth. They can also be used to replace failing teeth or teeth affected by gum disease.
Almost all dental implants in use today are made from titanium or titanium alloy, materials that have been shown over many years to be well tolerated by bone, and as the name suggests they can develop and maintain a close union with bone in order to support replacement teeth.
In order to support replacement teeth, dental implants normally have some form of internal screw thread or post space that allows a variety of components to be fitted. Once fitted, these components provide the foundation for long-term support of crowns, bridges or dentures.
Dental implants look and perform more like natural teeth. There is no artificial plastic on the roof of the mouth, and the need for adhesives or denture creams is eliminated. More importantly, the use of dental implants has no impact on healthy adjacent teeth.