A dental implant is a titanium screw which is placed into the jaw bone to resemble a “root” of a tooth. It usually takes about three-four months for the bone to now integrate into the implant, thus fixing it and stabilising it. The implant now becomes part of the bone and a porcelain crown can be placed on top of the implant for aesthetic or functional purposes.
Placing a dental implant is always a better option as you don’t touch the two adjacent teeth if bridging the gap is considered. It serves as its own tooth and cleaning in-between the implant crown and the natural tooth can be performed as if there was a normal tooth next to your natural tooth.Placement of a dental implant is very dependent on the bone that that you have, and this includes density and volume. That is why, with all cases, we send our patients for a Galelios 3D scan for thorough assessment of the site. This allows us to plan our case and have the appropriate sizes of implants ready before the procedure, thus optimising our successful outcome.