Dental implants were pioneered in Sweden in the early
1960s. They are made of titanium and surgically inserted
into the jaw bone to replace missing roots. The implant,
over a period of months, 'osseointegrates' acting as a
solid foundation for reconstruction.
Implants can be used to:
- Replace a single tooth
- Replace multiple teeth
- Stabilise dentures
- Replace dentures
Dental implants are appropriate for almost anyone who
is missing teeth or at risk of losing teeth. Modern
advances in dental science now allow tooth replacements
which look, feel and function as natural teeth.
Toothlessness is a major problem for many people. The
difficulty of chewing combined with the fear of showing
people that teeth are missing has forced many people
into social isolation.
Implants are basically artificial roots which are anchored
into the jaw bone onto which teeth can be firmly fixed.
They are the foundations for greatly improved smiles
and overall facial apprearance.