What are dental implants?

Used when replacing an entire missing tooth, dental implants are titanium screws that are inserted into the jawbone, to which crowns or a bridge can be attached once the surrounding tissue heals.

Designed to look and function in a similar way to natural teeth, implants are an excellent solution where there is not enough anchoring teeth for bridges, or when a denture cannot be worn.

Titanium is an ideal implant material as it is strong, biocompatible with living bone and muscle tissue, and most importantly, able to fuse with bone, creating a solid stable structure to cope with the pressures of eating and chewing.