Dental implants are a great solution to replace a missing tooth or teeth and are currently the closest possible restoration to your natural teeth. Although more expensive than the other options we can offer you if cared for properly should last for at least 10 years. This means that over time they can prove to be a very cost-effective solution due to their durability and functionality.
Before any treatment, our Implantologist who is experienced with a special interest in Implants will complete a thorough assessment of your jaw and teeth to determine the level and health of bone present. If there is not ample or healthy bone available then a bone graft may be necessary before dental implants can be placed.
Under normal local anaesthetic numbing, a titanium screw (implant) is placed directly into the jawbone. As Titanium doesn’t interact with our cells, our body won’t see it as something foreign. Instead of the normal bodily response to something foreign, the bone instead ‘fuses’ to the titanium implant. Once this occurs and the implant is securely in place, then an artificial tooth or teeth can be placed onto the implant, providing a very strong and solid structure. This can then be fitted to a denture, bridge or crown, depending on the number of missing teeth.
It is still possible to get gum disease around an implant and so it is important to have a good cleaning routine.
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