Dental implants are made up of three parts:
Following a consultation, your dentist will take x-rays and create a model of your existing teeth to determine the implant position. A head CT scan may also be required. Occasionally, a bone graft will be needed to provide adequate bone for the dental implants.
Dental implants are placed into the bone using local anaesthetic. The bone and gums will be given time to heal before an abutment and crown are then attached.
Once the bone has healed around your implant, your final crown will be placed to restore your natural smile.
Anyone who has suffered tooth loss due to injury, disease or decay may be a candidate for dental implants.