ITI International team of Implantology member
Member of Hong Kong Society of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry
Dr David Kuo
Licensed in Taiwan and USA
BDS(the Taiwan Chung Shan Medical and Dental University)
MDS(Boston University of Massachusetts,USA)
Member of the Academy of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry in Taiwan
ITI dental implant association membership
Dental implant trainer invited by Osstem in Korea
A dental implant is a titanium rod that is gently placed directly into the jawbone to act as an anchor to support one or more crowns or a denture. Each implant can usually be used to support up to two false teeth.
One major advantage of an implant is that it avoids the need to drill down the teeth either side of the "gap" which would normally be necessary in preparation of a conventional bridge. The implant also provides a stimulus to the bone reducing further shrinkage.
Implants can also be used as anchors to improve the stability and retention of loose dentures. Patients find great improvements during speech and eating, increased comfort and renewed confidence. We can often remove the tooth and fit a dental implant at the same appointment.