What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a small titanium screw that replaces the root part of a missing tooth before being covered with a crown. Dental implants offer a real and permanent solution to missing teeth and an alternative to wearing dentures. Due to the biocompatible properties of titanium, the dental implant can fuse with the bone and becomes a fixed and secure anchor for the replacement tooth.
How do I know if I need a dental implant?
If you’re missing a tooth or several teeth for whatever reason, you may be suitable for dental implants. Our dentist, Edward Moncrief, can advise you on the best treatment based on your individual needs. You will be informed of all likely costs before the treatment itself begins so there’ll be no surprises.
What are the advantages of having dental implants?
Dental implants are a permanent solution to missing teeth and can last the lifetime of the owner
Dental implants can prevent jawbone shrinkage that tooth loss can cause, whereas dentures and bridges cannot
With bridges, adjacent teeth are usually modified to provide anchors. Dental implants eliminate the need for this
Higher levels of comfort than traditional dentures
I’m interested in getting dental implants, what should I do?
First thing to do is to book a consultation with us at 2TH Dental Practice. Based on a comprehensive examination we will determine the best treatment for you and talk through all costs involved in the treatment.