Dental implants are metallic screw-shaped titanium based cylinders, which are placed into jawbone to replace missing teeth. Implants are the most effective way to replace natural teeth, simultaneously gaining function and aesthetics.
Dental implants are commonly placed to replace single missing tooth, multiple missing teeth or full arch of missing teeth (All-on-four).
At Shell Cove Dental, we offer dental implants to our patients who have both missing teeth or simply cannot wear dentures. The type of implant differs from case to case and your dentist will discuss the procedure and time frame to place an implant.
Immediate dental implants can be placed in some cases with or without a bone graft where there is no underlying medical condition or gum disease evident.
Immediate dental implant often involves extraction of decayed tooth, following bone graft and immediate placement of dental implant, allowing to Osseointegrate to surrounding bone.