We know that a missing or heavily damaged tooth can leave you feeling self-conscious about your smile. Dental implants are a natural-looking and long-term solution to this.
Because dental implants are a long-term solution to missing teeth, the implants themselves need to be able to naturally fuse into your jawbone. This is why you need sufficient bone in your jaw - to make sure the implants have something to fuse to.
First, in case you don’t need a bone augmentation - consists of removing any remaining tooth matter from your gum and then inserting the titanium implant.
This part of the implant will serve as the artificial root of your new tooth. After this stage of the procedure, your jawbone will need several months to heal. It is absolutely vital that you prioritise your dental hygiene during this period. Once fully healed, your new root will be naturally fused into your jawbone, creating a natural-feeling and strong base for your implant.
At the next stage of the procedure your Dental Travel dentist will fit the abutment and crown to your implant. The abutment works as a screw where - once fitted securely onto your implant base - your new crown will be fixed onto.