Dental implants are artificial replacements for tooth roots that have been lost through injury, decay or trauma. They are made from titanium and can be connected to dental bridges, crowns or dentures to replace single or multiple missing teeth.
If you have a missing tooth or a number of missing teeth and you are looking for a long-term solution that offers functionality and incredible aesthetics, let us tell you more about dental implants.
About dental implants
Dental implants are titanium screw-shaped posts, which are fixed into pre-drilled sockets in the jaw bone. They are designed to blend into the jaw bone tissue through a process called osseointegration. Once the implants have healed, they can be attached to a single crown, dental bridge or denture and the new teeth will be secured in place in the same way as natural teeth are anchored by the tooth roots.
Dental implants are beneficial for a wide range of patients. They can be beneficial for patients of all ages and they provide a solution for people with one or several missing teeth.
How long does treatment take?
The exact duration of treatment varies according to the number of implants you are having and the location of the implants. Typically, treatment is complete within three to nine months. We will be able to give you an accurate idea of treatment time during the consultation stage.
The procedure involves two key phases. During the first stage, the implants are fitted and during the second stage, the restorations are attached. Before treatment begins, we will examine the mouth and carry out the necessary diagnostic tests to make sure that you are suitable for dental implant treatment.
How long do implants last?
Implants are designed to provide a long-term solution for missing teeth and they should last for at least 15-20 years provided that they are cared for well. For more information contact our reception team at Advance Dental Clinic in the heart of Chelmsford.