As well as restoring aesthetic, function and health to your smile, dental implants rejuvenate confidence that can often become lost through months or years of having a missing tooth. Whilst there are several ways to replace a missing tooth, implants are considered to be the gold standard because they literally become part a new part of your body, thanks to their biocompatibility. What’s more, they have the potential to last a lifetime if properly looked after.
Dental implants are an artificial tooth root that tricks the body into believing it is receiving a new and genuine replacement. When the implant is surgically inserted into your jawbone, the surrounding tissues start to grow around it. Not only do you then have a new tooth root that will provide a home for a restoration, (like a crown or bridge) but your jawbone health is preserved.
Dental implants are the only means of replacing a missing tooth that will give your jawbone the support it needs. Unfortunately, dentures cannot offer the same support to the jawbone in this way and as a result it starts to resorb (shrink), through lack of stimulation.
We will run you through the options you have for replacing your missing tooth so you can make an informed decision that suits you. In the case of dental implants, patients must have sufficient bone density to proceed with treatment. If this isn’t the case, we may suggest All-On-4 treatment or send you for a bone graft.
We will take an impression of your smile, so your bespoke restoration is the right shade and shape. The implant is surgically placed into the jawbone and fuses with your jawbone over a period of 3 – 6 months. When the area has healed, your restoration can be fitted over the top, giving you back your ability to chew and smile with confidence.
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