Dental Implants are an excellent option used to replace teeth that have either already fallen out, or that need to be removed due to a number of causes. The procedure begins with an implant being surgically placed into the bone by a Specialist, and then allowing time for the bone to heal and integrate around the new material. Next, an abutment is fitted to the implant, and lastly a crown to the abutment, completeing the process.
During the implant treatment, a specialist might also have to perform a soft tissue graft, to improve the healing, as well as the appearance of the gums around the implant sight. By placing an implant into the bone, the chance of natural bone resorption (shrinking) is also decreased. Bone resorption is a natural occurance after teeth have fallen out, and can result in the appearance of a 'sunken face'.
Dental Implants are a safe and effective way to maintain a patient's dental health and longevity.