What is a dental implant? An artificial root that works like a natural one – When a tooth and its root are missing, the long-term solution for a natural function is a dental implant and made-to-match crown.
A dental implant is a small but strong post made from biocompatible metals or ceramics. Under local anesthetic, it is inserted into the jaw bone in place of the missing tooth root and acts as a support for the tooth.The healing phase is between 6 and 12 weeks depending on the individual medical situation. During this period the implant becomes securely attached to the jaw bone – a process called osseointegration. Once healed, this artificial root acts as a base for fixing individual crowns, multi-tooth bridges, or an entire dental prosthesis.For a free of charge consultation, contact us on 01784 454 899.Our clinical excellence, investment in training and technology, and focus on promoting lifelong dental wellbeing makes us a leading choice for families and business people in Staines, Egham, Virginia Water, Sunbury, Middlesex and Surrey. We believe in affordable dentistry and we listen carefully to our patients’ wishes, working together to enhance their smiles and to keep their teeth strong and healthy for life.