Dental implants are considered the standard care for the replacement of missing teeth.
A dental implant is a surgical fixture that is placed into the jawbone, which fuses with the bone over a few months. The implant acts as a replacement for the root of a missing tooth and serves to hold a replacement tooth or bridge.
Strength of dental implants
Most dental implants are made of titanium, which allows them to integrate with bone without being recognized as a foreign object in our body. The process of fusion between the dental implant and jawbone is called “osseointegration.” Having a dental implant fused to the jawbone is the closest thing to mimicking a natural tooth because it stands on its own without affecting the nearby teeth and has great stability.
When would someone need a dental implant?
Dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth, several teeth, or all of the teeth. The goal of teeth replacement is to restore function as well as aesthetics.
The best alternative to dentures
Dental implants can offer a permanent alternative to some of the difficulties of dentures. Dentures, especially on the lower jaw, are prone to slipping and sliding, which can make chewing and speaking difficult and potentially embarrassing.
We work with various dental implant systems, namely:
- Nobel Biocare
Accident Compensation Corporation cover
If a tooth has been badly damaged due to trauma, ACC will generally contribute towards the cost.