Who is suitable for Dental Implants?
Adults with good general health. In cases with severe bone loss, a Bone Grafting procedure might be needed before inserting Dental Implants. Check our Bone Grafting leaflet for more info.
To assess if you have enough jaw bone, our specialist will perform a CBCT Scan, the latest 3D Imaging technique used to evaluate the height and the width of the bone available for implant placement.
What does the procedure involve?Once a treatment plan has been designed for your individual needs, a screw-like implant is placed into the socket of the missing tooth. Before any replacement teeth can be added, your mouth will need to heal from six to 16 weeks for the jawbone to secure around the implant.
After the healing period is over, an abutment is placed on top of the implant. This is a small connector that keeps the crown secured to the implant. Your dentist will then make an impression of your teeth, which will be used as a model for the replacement tooth. This tooth will be matched to the color of your natural teeth and function just as your other teeth do.