Dental implants are a secure, natural-looking option to replace missing teeth. Many patients prefer implants to other prosthetics because they look and feel like natural teeth. Dental implants can renew your appearance, rejuvenate your oral health, and return your ability to eat, laugh, and smile with confidence.
As an experienced implantologist, Dr. Francis restores smiles and lives with custom dental implants.
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a titanium post that mimics a tooth root. One implant is placed in your jaw for each missing tooth, or a few to secure a denture, partial, or bridge. Your jaw-bone integrates with the titanium to create a strong foundation for a dental crown or prosthetic. Dental implants restore dental structure to make faces appear fuller and more youthful. They also prevent bone deterioration caused by missing teeth.
Are implants right for me?
Adequate jawbone structure is required for implants. Dr. Francis will perform a comprehensive examination and use the latest digital technology, utilising the Cone Beam Computerized Tomography (CBCT) which allows us to see your jaw bones three dimensionally. It will provide a guide for the safe placement of your implants. He’ll also evaluate your health history to assess your candidacy. If you qualify for dental implants, Dr. Francis will explain the implant procedure and answer your questions. Your concerns are important to us, and our entire team will work closely with you to make your experience a success.
The Implant Process
For most patients, dental implant placement involves two procedures:
First the implants are surgically placed into your jawbone to serve as tooth root substitutes and provide stable anchors for prosthetic teeth. Takes about three to six months for the implants to integrate with the jaw-bones.
Once your jaw fuses with the dental implants, Dr. Francis will begin making your new teeth. He’ll take a dental impression and attach the abutment which is an attachment to the implants to secure your crowns or prosthetic, the abutment can be either prefabricated or a custom specially designed for your case either made from titanium or zirconium depends on each case.