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Implants

For the replacement of a missing tooth or teeth, implants are the top-of-the-line option, with a more natural look and secure feel. They can be used to replace a single missing tooth or support a bridge, full dentures or partial dentures. It is done by the placement of an artificial tooth root into the jawbone, which is made of medical-grade titanium onto which a porcelain crown can be attached.

Advantages

  • Very natural feel and appearance
  • Strong and durable - long lasting
  • Feels and functions like the missing natural tooth
  • Can be cleaned as easily as a natural tooth
  • Adjacent teeth are not under any stress from supporting the prosthesis

Disadvantages

  • Not suitable in every situation - requires careful assessment and planning
  • Appearance at the gum can sometimes be a little unnatural
  • Longer treatment time - up to 6-9 months, although more recent "single stage" and "immediate" implants have reduced this considerably
  • Greater cost

The good news is that, with simplification of surgical and laboratory procedures in recent years, the cost of implants has become more affordable.

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