Ideally, we would keep our teeth for life. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case and sometimes we lose an important tooth. These days there are a few options to replacing teeth and restoring appearance and functionality. The closest artificial replacement to a real tooth is a dental implant.
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a small metal screw or post that is surgically anchored into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge in place. Implants look and feel like natural teeth; they are permanent and stable, and don’t rely on neighbouring teeth for support, so it makes them a good solution to tooth loss.
Implants can be made from both metallic and ceramic materials and are compatible with body tissue.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.