What You Need To Know About Dental Implants

Dental Implant

Dental implants offer a long-lasting and effective solution for replacing missing teeth.

If you’ve experienced tooth loss caused by decay, injury, or other circumstances, dental implants have the potential to restore both your smile and your oral health.

Let’s discuss everything you need to know about dental implants, from what they are to the benefits they offer and the process involved.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are titanium posts that are carefully placed into the jawbone through a surgical procedure. Their purpose is to serve as artificial tooth roots, offering a secure base for various replacement options like crowns, bridges, and dentures.

What Are the Benefits of Dental Implants?

Natural look: With a natural look and feel, dental implants enhance your smile and boost your self confidence.

Improved speech and chewing: Implants provide a comfortable and secure solution for speaking and chewing, unlike removable dentures that may slip.

Longevity: With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime, which makes them a cost-effective solution in the long run.

Bone health: Implants stimulate the jawbone, which helps prevent bone loss that commonly occurs following tooth loss.

No Impact on Adjacent Teeth: Implants are different from traditional bridges because they do not need neighbouring teeth to be altered in order to provide support.

Our Consultation Process

To ensure that we fully understand your concerns and expectations, we would like to invite you to an initial consultation for dental implant treatment. During this consultation, our implant dentist will listen to your thoughts and concerns, conduct a thorough examination, and answer any questions that you may have. 

If you are considering alternative treatments such as a dental bridge or denture, we can also discuss those options with you. Once we have explored all of the possibilities, we will create a customised dental implant treatment plan that is tailored to your specific needs and preferences.

Our Dental Implant Procedure

Implant placement for a false tooth is a minor surgical procedure done under local anaesthesia. The implant is gently placed into the bone, and thorough post-operative advice is provided. 

Sedation is available for nervous patients and restoration may be fitted at the same time. Otherwise, gums and bones are left to heal for 6 weeks to 6 months, and a temporary tooth may be provided. This will be discussed at the consultation.

After an implant is placed, osseointegration begins, where the implant fuses with the bone. This process usually takes 8-12 weeks. Once successful, the implant becomes stronger and more stable.

Once your implant is firmly anchored in the jawbone, it’s time for the final phase of treatment – placing the final restoration. The type of restoration varies depending on the number of teeth being replaced. The bespoke restoration is carefully made by our expert dental implant technician and securely attached to the implant. Once complete, a natural appearance, comfortable feel, and full functionality can be enjoyed.

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