Dental implants or tooth implants are a procedure for patients who are looking for a permanent solution to replace missing teeth.
Implants are designed to replace the root of the tooth. Made from metal (generally titanium), the screw-like implant is inserted into the jawbone and provides a way to secure a crown or artificial tooth in place.
The screw replicates the root, while the crown replicates the visible tooth area. Unlike false teeth or dentures which can be easily removed, dental implants are fixed and do not need to be taken out overnight. They are the perfect solution for those missing solitary teeth.
For this procedure, we organise for our patients to see a specialist, who first places the screw.
In the following months, as the bone takes hold of the implant, our patients return to the Highgate Hill Dental Centre, where our experienced dentists create and fit the new crown which sits on top of the screw, this second stage restores aesthetics and function to the area.