Dental implants are fixtures of Titanium which are surgically screwed into your jaw bone. The implant is an anchor for a naturally-appearing false tooth or a set of false teeth. Implants are great for replacing missing teeth. It is important that you have enough bone in the area of the missing teeth for the implants to be attached to. Implants are not only used to replace one tooth, but those missing most if not all of their teeth benefit greatly as well. Implants are increasingly being used to replace certain types of bridges and removable partial dentures.
Implants are surgically placed in your jaw bone while under anaesthesia. It is a very time consuming and exact procedure when having many implants placed. As this procedure is surgical, it is very important to use only an accredited implantologist for your implants.
At Dental Express we use the very latest Nobel single stage and conventional two stage implants. The advantage of the new single stage implants is they are minimally invasive and have a short healing period before the crown placement. Most implants can be completed during a two week visit. These are full sized implants and not MDI implants also known as mini implants. We do not use mini implants to replace single teeth.