Dental implant replaces the root of a missing tooth and is made from surgical-grade titanium alloy. Initially the implant is placed into the jawbone either immediately after the loss of a tooth, or after an extended period of time. If there is insufficient bone, various bone enhancing procedures can be performed prior to the implant placement.
Dental implants are the best natural-looking replacement teeth in modern dentistry. They feel like natural teeth, because they are embedded in the jaw bone, unlike dentures that are worn.
We specialize in conventional dental implant, a fast growing segment in dental care, that provides a second chance for those who have missing teeth to replace them with the most natural and strongest teeth possible, during this modern time.
Dr. Jean de Casto's Clinic has administered a number of dental implant procedures, all of them successful. Along with bone grafting, sinus lifting, dental implants are administered in our sterilized operating rooms by Dr. de Castro and her associates, who have years of experience in this special field of dentistry.
Most dentists agree that dental implants are the best option when it comes to replacing missing teeth, as implants prevent the affected bone from receding while supporting the adjacent natural teeth.
Dental implants are preferred over a bridge or jacket, because they don’t sacrifice the quality of a sound adjacent teeth. Implants are designed to support those adjacent teeth, instead of putting the pressures against them, as what a dental bridge does (accumulation of bacteria in the surrounding tissues that cause gingivitis).
Dental implants are made of various biomaterials. Most commonly, a surgical metal called titanium is used, because it is the most compatible with human biology.
They are surgically placed in the jawbone, with the aid of anaesthesia. Approved and tested implant systems are very successful. Patients who have good oral hygiene and take care of their new teeth can enjoy implants that last a lifetime.
Dental implants, embedded on jaw bone, resemble the anatomic structure of natural teeth. A dental implant is composed of a bio-compatible metal, mostly titanium, which is implanted into the jaw bone. The titanium serves as a strong anchorage to hold the crown, mostly zirconia porcelain, that fits well into the gum.
Our clinic provides a two-step procedure, with the first stage (surgical phase) involving bone grafting (if needed) and the implanting of the titanium. Once the implant heals and the bone grows solid around it, the next stage is the fitting of the crown, which is the prosthetic zirconia crown.
Those who had dental implants need not worry about wearing dentures every morning. Dental implants also give them the comfort and feel of having natural teeth. Most importantly, patients gain back the ability to chew any food, speak naturally, and smile confidently.