After losing a tooth from damage or decay, it is important to have it replaced as soon as possible to optimise your oral health. It will also improve eating comfort and boost the visual appearance of your smile.
During your initial consultation, your dentist will advise you if a dental implant is right for you. 3D x-ray images of your mouth will be taken to establish the integrity and health of your jawbone. This is a key factor in the success of tooth implants.
Under local anaesthetic, a titanium post is inserted into your jawbone. After your implant has healed several months later, the dental crown is then bonded to the implant for maximum strength and stability.
The prosthetic tooth is then custom made to replicate the missing tooth with the same size, shape and color.