What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is made of titanium and shaped like a tooth root. The implant is placed into the jawbone and serves as a secure root for the new tooth. Once in place, the implant can be used to attach different types of dental restorations, such as crowns, bridges or dentures. With dental implants at York Dental Implant Centre you are able to get teeth that work, feel, and look like natural ones. There are many ways to replace tooth crowns, but only dental implants can replace the entire tooth including both crown and root. Dental implants eliminate the need to cut down your natural teeth to provide bridgework or crowns. This reduces complications and the need for future treatment.
How long have dental implants been used?
Patients have been successfully treated with dental implants since the mid-fifties. Today there are people who have had their implants for more than thirty years! There is now many years of university based research and proven clinical performance. Dental implants are a long lasting, predictable and aesthetically pleasing alternative.