A dental implant is a surgical component that interfaces with the bone of the jaw to support a dental prosthesis such as a crown, bridge, denture.The implant is made using pure titanium which allows new bone cells to grow around it, the implant then integrates with the newly formed bone which firmly locks it into place. This process is called ‘Osseointegration’.
Dental implants are often a popular choice for people who have only one or two teeth missing.For replacing multiple teeth, implants have higher initial costs but better improvements in oral health-related quality of life compared to other treatment options.
Dentures are a common restorative device used to replace missing teeth for people with no teeth. They can also be used in mouths where several teeth need to be replaced. These types of dentures are called partials and are also a popular alternative to those who wish to conserve existing healthy teeth. Dentures allow for the ability to chew and bite properly, and prevent a sagging facial appearance.