A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that acts as an anchor for artificial replacement teeth. Shaped like a screw, it is surgically placed into the jawbone in order to secure a replacement tooth, a bridge or a denture in place. Implants are stable and permanent and do not rely on neighbouring teeth for support. They are an ideal tooth replacement procedure because they look and feel like natural teeth.
Dental Implant Surgery
Implant procedure can be done in the dental office with local anaesthetic. The dentist performs surgery to anchor the artificial root into the patient’s jawbone. It will take six months before the replacement teeth can be fitted and secured to the artificial root implant. But it’s worth the wait; the results are amazing!
If you think dental implants might be a good solution for you, discuss it with your dentist here at Sackville Dental Centre. We’ll be happy to consult with you in order to arrive at the most workable solution.