Clifton Dental Studio is delighted to offer patients an array of tooth replacement treatments, including dental implants. Dental implants are innovative and they offer clients an array of benefits.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are small screw-shaped dental appliances made from titanium. The role of an implant is to replace the root of the missing tooth and support a new restoration. Titanium is a biocompatible material, which means that the implant is able to integrate fully into the jawbone and once this has taken place, the new restoration is attached. One of the best advantages of dental implants is that they are versatile and can be attached to dentures, a dental bridge or a dental crown. Once this restoration is in place, the teeth will look like healthy natural teeth and you can enjoy the same level of function as a strong set of natural teeth.
Implant treatment takes a while, but the benefits are worth the wait. The process of osseointegration, when the implant settles into the bone, takes between 3 and 8 months and once it is complete, the new restoration is attached. During the first appointment, after treatment planning is complete, the implants will be fixed into small holes in the jaw and then left to heal. Once the implants are settled, a crown, denture or bridge can then be attached and you can start enjoying the benefits of your treatment. Implant treatment is not uncomfortable because it is carried out under local anaesthetic.
The benefits of implant treatment
Dental implants are the closest thing you can get to natural teeth. They are built to last, create amazing, natural looking smiles and allow you to get on with everyday life without any worries. You can eat all the foods you like, you don’t need to worry about taking your implants out because they are fixed in position and you have peace of mind that they will never become loose or uncomfortable. Implants can also help to prevent bone loss.