A dental implant is a titanium screw that replaces a tooth root. It is placed into your jaw bone to hold a replacement tooth, bridge or denture. Implants may be an option for people who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, trauma, dental decay or failed restorations.
An ideal candidate for a dental implant is in good general and dental health. Adequate bone in your jaw is needed to support the implant and the best candidates have healthy gum tissues that are free from periodontal disease. Dental implants are intimately connected to both the gum and underlying bone and since we at WLM Periodontics and Dental Implants specialise in these areas of the mouth, we are the ideal professionals to place your dental implant. We will work closely with your dentist or prosthodontist to achieve the best restorative outcome for you.