Implants are titanium posts that are surgically placed in the jawbone to act just like tooth roots. As titanium is a durable metal that is very well tolerated by the body, these cylindrical posts eventually fuse with the bone, providing a firm foundation for a crown or bridge. Dental implants offer one of the most effective and long lasting ways to replace one or more missing teeth, providing a fixed alternative to removable dentures.
Teeth can be lost for a number of reasons including decay, trauma, infection or gum disease, and this loss can result in a whole host of problems. Implants can improve how you eat and speak, prevent shrinkage of the jawbone, and keep existing teeth firmly in place.
Living with a missing tooth can cause embarrassment and might impact your confidence when at work, around friends and out in public. We can replace a single missing tooth with a carefully inserted implant in place of the missing tooth root.
A custom-made crown is then sculpted from ceramic using 3D digital imagery and scanning. We can match the crown to blend in with your own natural tooth colour. This crown fixes onto the top of the implant – becoming the next best thing to a natural tooth.
Multiple missing teeth
If you have more than one missing tooth, we can use implants to support a bridge that fits in the gap. In some cases, we can fit more than one replacement tooth on a single implant if the jaw bone density is suitable enough. When you visit us for an initial consultation, we will use x-rays and scans to judge which options are available to you.
Implants can be used to support a whole arch of teeth, both upper and lower. We can use All-on-4, a fantastic alternative to full dentures where your replacement teeth only require four precision implants placed in your jaw bone. We generally use four implants for the bottom arch and 6 for the top. After fitting your implants, we can create a bespoke set of temporary teeth to fit on the new implants. You can walk away the same day with new teeth.
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