Dental implants bring back the smile to people who have lost teeth through decay, accidents, gum disease or excessive wear and tear. They are a permanent and fixed solution for missing teeth, and they provide patients with the nearest alternative to their natural teeth.
A dental implant is a means of replacing the tooth’s natural root before being covered with a crown. Dental implants can be used to replace either single teeth or all your teeth in both the upper and lower jaws. Implants can also be used as a solution to ill fitting dentures or to help secure crowns and bridges.
Your surgeon at Lumident will carefully insert your implants before placing a protective cover over them. The implant establishes itself over a period of three to six months as the bone grows around the screw and holds it firmly in place. A crown is then placed over the implant to replace the original natural tooth.
It is clearly not an overnight process but the result can be aesthetically superb, providing you with complete confidence when biting, chewing and laughing.