Dental implants are one of the best whole-tooth replacement options
Bonfire Dental does not perform dental implant procedures, but can refer you to a skilled dental implant specialist to ensure you have top of the line care.
Missing a tooth? Aren’t sure what the best option for replacing a tooth is? Dental implants offer a tooth replacement solution with many health benefits that can last a lifetime.
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root made from bio-compatible medical-grade titanium. This is surgically placed at the site of a missing tooth root, and a dental prosthetic is added. The dental prosthetic can be a dental crown, bridge or denture.
Are titanium dental implants safe?
Modern dental implants made from titanium are usually very safe. The bio-compatible nature of these implants reduces the risk of your body rejecting the foreign material. Prior to having dental implants, you will have an oral heath check to make sure you are a suitable candidate for dental implants.
If you do not have good oral health, this will need to be addressed prior to any restorative work being carried out. If you are in good oral health, then your friendly dentist at Bonfire Dental will refer you to a dental professional to have your dental implant placed.
How long is the dental implant process?
From start to finish, it can take up to six months for the entire dental implant process to be complete. It can take up to 4 months for the implant to integrate with the jawbone. Once this process is complete, you will only have a few weeks left of treatment, where the dental prosthetic is attached to the dental implant.
If you would like to know more about dental implants, or to request an appointment so we can provide you with a referral, please contact us today.