Dental implants are artificial tooth roots, made from titanium, which are inserted into the jawbone and capped with a crown or bridge to fill a gap in a smile resulting from missing teeth.
Receiving a dental implant will be a 2 step process. The first step is the implant placement, where the apparatus is attached to the jawbone.
When your surrounding tissue has healed, the next step is implant restoration.
How are implants placed?
During the first step, the titanium "root" is placed in your jawbone by our team.
We will administer a local anaesthetic to the area where placement is planned. The titanium "root" is then implanted into the jawbone.
When the implant is in place, we will close your gum tissue over the implant root.
What is the next step after the implant has been placed?
After the implant has been placed, you will need time to heal.
As your soft tissue heals, the implant "root" will bond with the bone in your jaw. It can take up to several months for the soft tissue to fully heal. Your rate of healing depends on many different factors.
Your soft tissue will need to be completely healed before we can proceed with implant restoration.