Dental implants are an ideal replacement option for people suffering from the loss of one or more teeth, providing a secure base for further dental restorations. Dental implants enable patients to chew properly, retain their healthy teeth and feel confident and attractive. The use of dental implants is a scientifically proven treatment that has been successfully used in the last three decades by qualified dentists and surgeons worldwide.
A small, screw-like fixture made of titanium or titanium zirconium, a dental implant acts as a replacement for a missing natural tooth root. It is placed in the jawbone, normally under local anaesthetic. The new, artificial, root acts as a base for fixing individual crowns, multi-tooth bridges or dentures.
Where a single tooth has been lost due to an accident, as can often occur in younger people, a dental implant is a reliable and stable option. A dental implant placed in this scenario does not require any preparation of the adjacent teeth – such as would be the case with a bridge.
As an alternative to a denture, implants can be used to replace all the teeth in an arch, a process that requires several implants to be placed. The number of implants required and the position of their placement will be determined when we have assessed your individual case.
Implants can also be used to support multiple teeth. This usually involves the placement of two implants, which are used to support a fixed bridge.
Loose-fitting dentures are a common problem for traditional denture wearers. Securing dentures using dental implants restores functional chewing and reduces irritation of the gums, leading to an enhanced quality of life. The additional support enables the wearer to carry on their life with confidence, eat what they want and smile without being self-conscious.
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