Dental Implants

What are dental implants?

A dental implant is a small post, usually made of titanium, that serves as a substitute for the root of the tooth. A connector, known as an abutment, is placed on, or built into, the top of the dental implant, which connects it to the replacement tooth. Finally, a crown, a replacement tooth, is custom fabricated to match your natural teeth, completing the dental implant.

Implants can provide a long lasting replacement for missing teeth without damage to adjacent teeth. They can also stabilise loose dentures, bringing back the enjoyment of eating which is often lost when wearing dentures. Dental implants are the most natural looking and natural feeling replacement for missing teeth.