Dental implants are the best option we have to replace missing teeth. The other options, mainly, dental bridges and removable dentures are also viable and in many cases very suitable replacement for missing teeth but they rely on other teeth for support and may cause further damage to existing healthy teeth and gums.
Dental implants are titanium screws in the shape of the tooth root that are placed in the jawbone surgically. After a period of integration or fusing to the bone, the crown of the tooth can be fabricated from a mold and be placed on top. The resulting “tooth” will act, look and feel just like a natural tooth.
With ongoing research in dental implants they are now an extremely predictable and long term option. They are a lot more affordable than what they used to be and in the long term in many cases they can even be a more economical choice than dentures or bridges.
At Adelaide Cosmetic Dentistry we work with a team of highly skilled surgeons for placement of the implants. The aesthetic outcome of the treatment is highly dependent on the amount of bone and gum that is left and its shape and contour. Therefore choosing a surgeon familiar with aesthetic concepts of dentistry is of paramount importance.