The design of a dental implant is based on the design of a natural tooth which is commonly described as having two main parts:
- The crown that sits above the gums
- The root that sits securely below the gum
The implant crown
The implant crown is carefully crafted to look and feel like a healthy, natural tooth that feels like part of you.
The implant replaces the function of a natural root and if looked after properly could last a lifetime. It stimulates the bone to attach to the titanium thread of the implant, providing a completely stable foundation for the new crown – a process known as osseointegration. It usually takes 8-12 weeks for the bone to securely bond to the entire implant surface.
N.B. At no point would you be left with an unsightly gap at the front of your mouth. We can always fit a temporary crown.