Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are inserted into the jawbone to replace missing teeth. Dental implants can replace one or several missing teeth.
Dental Implants are made of titanium and the crowns are usually made of porcelain fused to precious metals such as gold. The implant material is extremely biocompatible. The bone grows to the implant and bonds to it. This makes the implant very strong.
After an initial healing period, during which the implant is buried in bone and left undisturbed under gum tissue, it is uncovered and connected to a small metal post that secures and supports the artificial tooth.
A dental implant is designed to last for many years, but poor oral hygiene can shorten its lifespan that is why good oral hygiene is vital.
Why not call us on 03 9557 9444 to book your dental implant appointment with one of our friendly Dentist in Bentleigh.