Are there gaps in your smile? Dental implants are the best option to replace missing teeth. Whether you are missing just one tooth, a few teeth, or all your teeth, dental implants can complete your smile in a way that both looks and feels natural. Dental implants are special screws that are placed in the jaw. It can be topped with a porcelain dental crown to replace a single tooth, a dental bridge to replace multiple teeth, or a detachable denture to replace several/all the teeth. The dental implant fuses with the bone, behaving just like a natural tooth.
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How Do Dental Implants Work?
Before going ahead with dental implants it is necessary to take 3D scans of the jaw to ensure that this is the right course of treatment. The dental implant must fuse with the bone for treatment to be successful, so it is important to make sure there is enough bone present before starting. The dental implant is screwed into the jaw under local anaesthetic, and after a period of healing the crown, bridge, or denture is attached. The healing period between each stage is around 3 months, a temporary denture can be used during this time to replace the missing teeth.