What are Dental Implants?

Implant, is a word that is used quite often in medicine and conjures up lots of images in the average persons mind. Now it is being used in an exciting part of dentistry. So, what are implants? Basically, implants are artificial tooth roots. That's it! Whether you are missing one, many or all of your teeth dental implants are a way to give you back the ability to eat and speak with confidence. You can smile knowing that you teeth not only feel comfortable but look great too.

 
dental implant with a new crown

dental implant with a new crown

Can you tell how many implants are here? Ok, only one. Terri had a root canal tooth that fractured and needed to be removed. As you might guess she was thrilled with the natural result. It looks better that her tooth did before and feels like her own tooth. No other tooth had to be touched. So now I'll tell you, it is the center tooth. Have a look below at the old tooth that we replaced with this dental implant and crown. We also whitened Terri's teeth a bit too.

before treatment: old crown -tooth had to be removed as root underneath was fractured.

before treatment: old crown -tooth had to be removed as root underneath was fractured.

 

 

Stuart had to lose the obviously discoloured tooth in the top photo and I replaced it with a crown on a dental implant and a porcelain veneer on the tooth immediately beside it (your left).

 
 

Learn more about dental implants, click the link above.

unsavable yellow tooth had to be removed

unsavable yellow tooth had to be removed

Porcelain veneer and crown on dental implant side by side

Porcelain veneer and crown on dental implant side by side