A secure and effective way to replace missing teeth
Dental implants offer a strong, stable and highly natural looking replacement for missing teeth. They are highly advanced and use modern dentistry techniques to achieve the best results. Implants create a fixed new tooth root, using strong titanium posts placed into your jawbone to support a crown or bridge. Implants can also be used to create a stable foundation for dentures.
Why choose Dental implants?
Whether you are looking to replace a single tooth or many missing teeth, we can use dental implants to provide stable and supported replacements for life. Implants allow you to regain the look, feel and function of natural teeth, without the worry that your restoration will slip or fail.
A missing tooth can significantly affect the way you eat, speak and feel. A gap can cause your facial shape to lose structure, as your gum can shrink and remaining teeth move over time. Dental implants not only restore your smile, they can greatly improve your quality of life and self-confidence. You no longer have to worry about avoiding certain foods and can feel happy about showing off your smile again.
What does the treatment involve?
If you have decided that implants are right for you, and you are a suitable candidate for treatment, we begin the process. It can be quite lengthy, with several appointments, but the end result is worth the time taken to achieve it.
Your treatment plan is created and discussed with you in detail, making sure you are happy with everything. We then take digital scans, enabling us to accurately plan the best position for your implants.
The implants themselves are placed into your jaw by a skilled dentist, using local anaesthetic to minimise discomfort. It takes 3-6 months to heal, with the titanium implant fusing to the jaw bone and becoming solid and firm.
Once your implant has healed, your final replacement tooth is fitted. This could be a crown or bridge fixed into place, or attached in a way that lets you remove it for cleaning, such as a denture.
We give you some advice on how to care for your implant and leave you to start smiling with pride!
Frequently Asked Questions
Your dentist will be able to discuss your suitability for implant treatment at a consultation appointment. We are also happy to answer any questions you may have. Most people are suitable for implants, as long as they are generally healthy and in good oral health. Some preparatory treatment, such as a bone graft, may be needed, but this will be discussed at your consultation.
Dental implants look and feel exactly like natural teeth, so are able to blend seamlessly into your smile. Others will not be able to spot the implant as we can match the shape and colour of your existing teeth when creating your final crown or bridge.
You should treat your dental implants just like natural teeth, and include them in your normal oral hygiene routine. As they are made from artificial materials, your implants are invulnerable to decay or cavities, but you will still need to brush and floss to keep the gum surrounding the implant healthy and problem-free.
There are several alternatives to dental implants for replacing missing teeth, but none have the same strength, durability and aesthetics. Bridges and dentures are less expensive but are not likely to last as long or have the same stability. We are happy to discuss all your options and find the best one for you.
Dental implants have the potential to last a lifetime if they are well maintained. Keep up with an excellent oral hygiene routine, look after your general health and attend regular dental examinations to give them the best chance at lasting for the long term.