Answer: An artificial root that works like a natural one
We do everything we can to save a tooth but sometimes it is just not possible and it will need to be extracted. If this happens, we will discuss replacement of the missing tooth or teeth with you in detail. There are several options and one of them is to have an implant placed.
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.
To view an Dental Implants testimonial from one of our patients, please click here.
"Extremely professional and courteous. Jens kept me informed throughout the procedure and carried out the treatment with the least amount of discomfort to me. I am delighted with the outcome and cannot fault my visit."
Mrs McClintock (Patient), 1st February 2018
"Jens put me at ease by taking time to talk me through each stage of the treatment process, it really helped. Jens and Tricia seemed to work together really efficiently, I felt safe in their care and their friendly manner was appreciated."
Anonymous, 15th March 2018
"The team at Cherrytree are friendly, professional and highly skilled. The result is inevitably always brilliant. My teeth have never looked so good!"
Leslie, 18th January2018
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