The most common and traditional form of dental implants are called a Root Form dental implant. A fixture is implanted directly into the jawbone, in the place of a tooth root that has fallen out naturally or been removed. The jawbone must have enough density and width to support the implant, or other techniques must be used, either to boost the size and strength of the jawbone or to attach a dental implant in a different way.
Not all UK dentists are qualified to perform the procedure to install a dental implant. Cosmetic Dentists must have special training to safely and correctly surgically embed the implant. Root form implants, also known as a Endosteal Implant, require a small and simple surgery to install a titanium screw like implant. The gum is cut slightly to allow the screw to attach directly to the jawbone. A natural process known as osseo-integration allows the bone to fuse with the screw during the healing process, creating a highly stable and very strong foundation to anchor almost any kind of dental appliance. By creating a strong replacement tooth root with a dental implant, any appliance can have the stability and attachment of a natural tooth.