A dental implant is an artificial tooth root made from titanium that is surgically placed into the jaw to support a replacement crown or bridge. Several implants can strongly secure a denture in place and give you the confidence to eat what you want without worrying about them coming loose! It will come as no surprise that at Aviva we use one of the world's best implant systems by Straumann.
The procedure of having dental implants involves drilling a hole into your jawbone to accommodate the implant, which is then inserted into place and left to heal over a period of 3-6 months. During this time the titanium implant integrates with the surrounding bone tissue providing a solid support for your crown, bridge or denture.
Implants look and feel like your own teeth, they are very durable and will last for many years provided they are looked after by brushing, flossing and regular check-ups.