If you’re thinking about dental implant treatment or you’re looking for a solution for missing teeth in and around Bath, here’s everything you need to know about our innovative implant treatments:
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are small, screw-shaped devices, which are made from titanium. They are used to act as a substitute for a missing tooth root. Implants are placed inside small holes in the jaw bone and secured. They then integrate into the actual jaw bone tissue and this enables them to support a new tooth in the same way as a natural tooth root.
Implants are compatible with single crowns, dentures or dental bridges, which means they are suited to patients of all ages with various dental needs. With implants, we are able to offer a solution for patients with a single missing tooth, several gaps or a full arch of lost teeth.
As well as providing amazing levels of stability, implants also offer incredibly natural aesthetics, durability and enhance comfort. They are easy to maintain and they also help to reduce the risk of bone loss. You will also be able to enjoy clear speech, enhanced facial aesthetics and increased power when you chew and bite food.
How long does treatment take?
Implant treatment takes times because the implants integrate into the jawbone tissue. This process, called osseointegration, can take up to 8 months. Although treatment is not a quick-fix, it does last a lifetime and therefore the results are well worth the wait!
For patients who are desperate for an instant solution for tooth loss, we can recommend All-on-4, a same day implant system, which is a great option for patients who have found dentures troublesome in the past. With this treatment, we are able to fit the implants and the new teeth on the same day.