Closing the Gap with Dental Implants

Have you ever wondered what your smile might look like if that missing tooth wasn’t missing? There are several ways to fill that gap with a “tooth”.

An increasingly popular way to restore missing teeth is through Dental implants. These are used as an alternative to dentures and bridges.

What Are Dental Implants?

Implants are made up of a titanium screw and an abutment post that is covered with a restoration  such as a crown, bridge or denture. The implant is placed into the jawbone where it replaces the tooth root. After several months, the bone grows to form an attachment to the titanium surface, a process called osseointegration.

A patient needs to be evaluated to ensure there is enough bone available to secure the implant. Impressions are taken to provide the necessary mold for a customised implant restoration.

A dental implant is basically a screw with a crown. Dental implants never get cavities or need root canals!

Want to Know More?

At Allied Dental Centre – Cockburn we are always available to answer any questions you have about your dental health and the choices that are available to address specific conditions. If you’re concerned about missing teeth and your available options, or if you have any questions at all involving your dental health – feel free to give us a call.