Dental implants are an effective and innovative solution for many patients with missing teeth. Whether you’ve lost a tooth through injury or you have been missing several teeth for a long time, we can help. Implants are a versatile treatment, which are suitable for most patients and they offer a wide range of benefits.
About implant treatment
Dental implants have taken the world by storm and thousands of patients are enjoying greater confidence and an amazing new smile as a result of implant treatment. Dental implants are small posts, which are made from titanium; they are secured into sockets in the jaw bone and left to integrate into the supporting bone structure through a process known as osseointegration.
Once the implant or implants have integrated, they can be attached to new restorations, including crowns, dental bridges and dentures, to restore the aesthetic of the smile and enable the patient to enjoy excellent oral function. With implant treatment, patients can enjoy speaking and eating and no foods are off-limits!
Implant treatment usually takes between 3 and 9 months in total from the initial planning stage to the final session when the permanent restoration is placed.
Benefits of implants
Implants offer the best of both worlds: they not only produce amazing, natural looking smiles, but they also give you the same level of oral function as natural teeth. Without your natural teeth, speech may be affected, your overall facial aesthetic may be altered and you may find it hard to chew your food properly. With implants, all these issues are resolved and you can enjoy a healthy mouth and a radiant smile for many years to come.
Implants can also help to lower the risk of bone loss or shrinkage and they are built to last a lifetime. You can also enjoy your new smile without having to worry about taking the implants in and out, cleaning them and keeping them in a safe place; once the implants are secured, all you have to do is go about your daily oral hygiene regime in the normal way.