An Implant is an artificial tooth consisting of a root and a natural looking replacement tooth. The root is made of titanium, which is placed within the gum to form a secure foundation. The replacement tooth is made of porcelain, or a special plastic (sometimes on a metal base) and it is fitted on top of the titanium root. Sometimes the titanium root is used to anchor a denture firmly in place.
Implants are used to replace a missing tooth, or to replace a tooth that needs extraction. If a gap is left from a missing tooth, not only can it be unsightly but the other teeth on either side can tip into it over time, causing problems with the bite and in some cases, gum disease. Whilst partial dentures can be used to replace missing teeth, implants are usually a much better option since dentures can hasten the loss of the remaining natural teeth.
For patients who are concerned about the cost of implant treatment, we offer 0% finance options and a 10% discount for our Karma Patient Plan members. Our aim is to make our treatment accessible to all of our patients so that we can give you back the confidence every patient deserves in their smile.
Contact our team to enquire about your treatment options and how we can help you to spread the costs of your dream smile.