What Is A Dental Implant?

What Is A Dental Implant?

If you have one or more missing teeth, a dental implant can be your best option to replace missing tooth. We keep hearing about those dental implants London in the news and you can not miss it with radio and magazines ads.

But what is a Dental Implant?

A dental implant is a special screw -usually- made of titanium. It is inserted into the jaw bone through a simple surgical procedure. The screw will be placed under the gum. The implants is then allowed to heal for 2-3 months where the implant bond to the jawbone through a process called osseo-integration.  

At that stage an impression (recording) of the implant and teeth position is made and a specialist technician is asked to build the final tooth that will be fitted at a later stage replacing the missing tooth.

There are many variations to the above subject to clinical and patient’s variations.

There is the option of immediate dental implants London 

Where the root implant is placed and a tooth is fitted is same day. 

However in case of lack of adequate amount of healthy bone, a procedure known as bone graft or sinus lift London may be needed. This aim to increase the bulk of the bone in the region allowing implants’ placement. This may lead to delay in healing and the fit of the final tooth.

We recommended that you see your specialist Dr Firas Daoudi to assess you case and provide the best treatment for your own case. 

Please contact us with any question.

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