Filling the Gaps with Dental Implants
If you have missing teeth, especially in highly visible parts of your mouth, it can have a great impact on your daily life, as speaking and eating expose your missing teeth to people and smiling becomes something you try to avoid at all costs. If this is the case for you then why not get it fixed by having dental implants to restore your smile to its former glory?
Dental implants themselves are replacements for the root of a natural tooth and can resemble small screws. These implants are fitted into a small opening that will be drilled into your jaw bone in order the support new teeth, which can be one or several depending on what you require. If a tooth has been extracted then implants can often be placed on the same day. This is in order to create immediate contact between the implant and the jawbone to create better stability as the bone grows.
Once this is done, dental implants can support anything from crowns, dentures and dental bridges to help restore your smile.
Overall treatment time
Although the initial process may appear very quick and straightforward, it is important to note that the overall treatment time can take up to three months, due to check ups to ensure the implant and bone have bonded. However this is all dependent upon the patients and what their treatment plan is. Once this is all complete, dental implants can last anywhere between 15 and 20 years, ensuring you get the most out of your smile.
Although dental implants are a great way to help replace teeth and restore your smile, they aren’t suitable for everyone. We will determine this beforehand at Clifton Dental Studio when we check over your jawbone to ensure its health and its density can support an implant. In some cases a bone graft may be required.
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