Types of dental implants
There are different types of dental implants available and following a thorough examination we can select the right one depending on your personal needs.
Who needs dental implants?
A dental implant can be used to replace one, several or all your teeth. Implants are made of surgical grade titanium and can be either cylinders covered in small spheres or screw like in shape. A portion of the implant projects through the gums so the artificial teeth, usually either a crown or bridge can be secured to the implants.
To retain a full or partial denture, the implant may have a ball shaped head with the underside of the denture having an opposing socket with a rubber O-ring, which locks over the implant securing the denture in place. These are able to be removed the same as non-implant supported dentures so you can clean your denture and gums.