What is a dental implant and how does it work?
Imagine a tooth-shaped metal cylinder made of Titanium. This is a very strong, yet inert metal that would be placed into the bone socket where a natural tooth is removed. After a period of time, this dental implant is ‘uncovered’ which makes the top aspect ready for restoration with a crown. The implant, with a crown attached, becomes the replacement tooth and a patient can enjoy chewing comfortably. You can see dental implant before and after pictures in our smile gallery.