A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is anchored into your jaw bone to hold a replacement tooth or denture in place.
In most cases this artificial root is a titanium screw that is placed surgically in the bone. The screw then fuses biologically with the living bone (a process called osseo-integration) to form a strong foundation upon which a crown or bridge can be placed. Dr Fuz at Pennington Dental has undergone further studies in Dental Implants and will make the process easy to understand and as comfortable as possible.
Advantages of Dental Implants
Having replacement teeth fixed securely into your jawbone provides many advantages. They can:
- Eliminate the need for removable dentures altogether.
- Provide stability for dentures, thereby promoting denture self-confidence. This improves speech, appearance and chewing function.
- Eliminate the need to involve adjacent teeth in the construction of a bridge (thereby preserving valuable tooth tissue).