Implants are one of the most exciting innovations in modern dentistry and we are delighted to offer first class implant treatment in the heart of Bristol. If you have a single missing tooth or multiple gaps in your smile, implants could help to restore your smile, improve your oral health and give you more confidence.
About dental implants
Dental implants are a relatively new treatment for missing teeth and they offer an alternative to dental bridges and dentures. Implants are small screw-shaped devices made from titanium, a biocompatible material that can integrate into the natural bone tissue. The implant is placed inside a pre-drilled socket in the jaw bone and left to integrate in a process called osseointegration. The aim of implant treatment is to take on the supportive role of the tooth root and provide anchorage for a new restoration, which will replace the crown of the tooth. Once the healing process is complete and the new prosthetic is attached, the tooth will look exactly like a natural tooth and you should be able to enjoy the same level of stability and functionality.
Advantages of dental implants
One of the main advantages of dental implants is the versatility of treatment. Implants are compatible with a range of different restorations and this means that they are suitable for most patients, regardless of age and how many missing teeth they have. Implants can be connected to bridges, crowns and dentures, so they may be a solution if you have a single missing tooth, a few gaps or a full arch of lost teeth.
Implants are also built to last and they offer a more long-term solution than dentures and bridges. They also offer improved levels of stability and help to reduce bone loss. Implants are also easy to maintain and they provide very natural and lifelike aesthetics.
If you would like to find out if you are a good candidate for implant treatment, don’t hesitate to give us a ring and book a consultation.