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The ins and outs of dental implantsDental implants are small titanium prostheses used to replace the tooth root when the natural tooth is lost through injury, infection or gum disease. The aim of treatment is to anchor a new crown, bridge or denture to create a healthy looking and functional smile. Before you start implant treatment, it is important for us to plan your treatment precisely. Once we have checked that you are a good candidate for implant treatment, we use the latest technology to find the optimum site for the dental implant in your jaw bone. A socket is created in the bone tissue using a dental drill and the implant is then placed very carefully. This involves creating an incision in the gum and lifting a small flap to access the bone. Once the implant is secure, the flap is closed and the implant is left to heal. Titanium is selected because it is biocompatible, which means that it can integrate into the bone in the same way a natural root is anchored. Once the process of osseointegration is complete, the implant can then be joined to a crown, denture or bridge, which replaces the visible part of the tooth. Implants are impressive because they provide the same level of functionality as a healthy tooth. They are last for many years and produce beautifully natural looking aesthetics, so nobody will ever guess that you have implants rather than natural teeth.
Am I a suitable candidate for implant treatment?Implant treatment is suited to most adults with missing teeth, however there may be some exceptions. If you have active gum disease, your bone tissue is very weak or you are a heavy smoker, there may be other options that are more appropriate before we continue with treatment. When you have your consultation, we will go through some basic tests to ascertain whether implants are suitable and discuss the treatment and any other potential options in detail with you.
What exactly are dental implants and how do they work?Dental implants are small titanium posts screwed into sockets in the jaw bone in order to replace a missing tooth root. Implants are made from titanium, which is a biocompatible material, meaning the implant is able to integrate into the bone tissue. The integration process facilitates the same level of anchorage as a natural tooth root and once the implant has settled, it can be attached to a new restoration, such as bridge or crown. The aim of the implant is to replace the missing root and provide support and stability for the visible part of the tooth, which is replaced by a crown, bridge or denture.
The benefits of dental implant treatmentImplant treatments offers multiple benefits, including:
- Natural looking aesthetics
- Long-lasting results
- Improved functionality
- Reduced bone loss
- Greater confidence
- Easy care and maintenance