September 28th, 2018
Have you lost a number of teeth? Has your confidence been knocked or do you find it difficult to enjoy your favourite foods? If you’re looking for a solution that will restore your smile and boost your confidence, you can’t go wrong with dental implants.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are titanium rods, which are used to replace the roots of missing teeth. If you’ve lost a tooth through decay, gum disease or injury, we can replace it using implants. Implants are designed to mimic a natural, healthy, strong root, and they are placed inside sockets in the jaw bone to offer maximum stability and support. Once the root section has been replaced, the implant can then be joined to a new restoration in the form of a single crown, a dental bridge or a denture. The result is a beautiful, natural-looking, functional smile.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Dental implants are considered the best long-term option for patients with tooth loss, as they are built to last. With implants, you can enjoy all the benefits of a healthy smile, and nobody will even know that your natural teeth have been lost. As well as creating stunning smiles, implants also improve your bite power, they enhance your overall facial aesthetic, and they enable you to eat whatever you want. Implants can also help to reduce the risk of bone loss. Implants are also beneficial because they are compatible with a range of different restorations, which makes them a viable option for patients with any number of missing teeth.
What does treatment involve?
After your consultation, your dentist will schedule an appointment to fit your implants. This can be done under local anaesthetic or sedation. Once the implants have been placed in pre-drilled sockets in the jaw bone, they are left to heal and integrate into the bone tissue. This process takes 3-7 months. The new crown, denture or bridge can then be attached.
If you’re keen to find out more about dental implants, or see if you’re a suitable candidate for treatment, why not get in touch today?
October 24th, 2016
Dental implants are one of the most exciting and innovative dental treatments available today and we are delighted to offer our patients high quality dental implants.
Dental implants are a long-term solution for missing teeth and they offer patients of all ages an impressive array of benefits.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are small posts made from titanium. They are secured into sockets in the jaw bone and they take the place of the root section of a missing tooth. Titanium is biocompatible, which means that the implants can integrate into the actual bone tissue. This provides stability for the new tooth in line with that of a healthy, natural tooth.
Once an implant has integrated into the jaw bone, a restoration is attached and the new tooth will look exactly like the other, natural teeth. Implants can be attached to dental bridges, dentures or crowns, making them a viable option for almost all patients with missing teeth, whether they are missing a single tooth or a full arch.
What are the benefits of dental implant treatment?
Dental implants are the closest restorative option to natural teeth and they are designed to last for many years. They provide the same level of functionality as natural teeth and they also help to reduce bone loss. Implants are easy to maintain and they enable you to do all the things you would do with a healthy set of natural teeth without any issues or worries.
What does implant treatment involve?
After the consultation and planning stages, the implants are fitted. This procedure is usually carried out under local anaesthetic and involves making a small incision in the gum tissue and lifting the gum flap to reach the bone. A small socket is drilled into the bone and the implant is fixed into this opening. The gum flap is then closed and left to heal. Once the integration process is complete, the new restoration is attached to the head of the implant and you can start enjoying life with your new teeth. Usually, treatment takes between three and nine months.