A dental implant is used to support a single crown, bridge or if several implants are placed, a set of upper or lower dentures. Dental implants appear completely natural and indistinguishable from adjacent teeth
One of the many benefits of a dental implant is that it’s as strong as a natural tooth root and is a stand-alone structure, meaning it does not rely on other teeth for support like a bridge.
Receiving a dental implant can take several stages. The first step involves a consultation and thorough examination of your oral and general health by John Street Dental. We will also take detailed x-rays of your jaw bone to ensure there is sufficient bone density to support your implant.
The second phase is the surgical procedure where your implant is guided into place. It is then left to naturally integrate with your jaw bone. This can take between 3 – 6 months.
When your implant has bonded to your jaw bone, a connector post (called an abutment) and crown or bridge is made from impression moulds. The abutment and replacement teeth are then attached to your implant, completing the process and restoring your smile.
For people who find dentures uncomfortable and inconvenient, dental implants from John Street Dental can eliminate the maintenance required with removable dentures. They are also much more secure adding to peace of mind when speaking and eating.
Although your implant is made from titanium and your crown, bridge or denture is porcelain, you still need to care for your implants the same as your natural surrounding teeth and gums.
Brushing twice a day and flossing once a day as well as regular check-up appointments with the team here at John Street Dental every six months will ensure your dental implants last for many years.