Do you have gaps in your smile you are unhappy with? Do you have problems eating?
Dental implants may be a great option for you!
What are implants?
Implants are one way of replacing missing teeth. A dental implant is used to support one or more false teeth. It is a titanium screw that can replace the root of a tooth when it fails. Just like a tooth root, it is placed into the jawbone. Implants can also be used to support fixed bridges or dentures.
Implant treatment normally has two stages. First, the implant is placed in the jaw. Then, when the jaw has healed, replacement teeth are attached to the implant.
Can anyone have implants?
Most patients will be suitable for dental implants, this will largely depend on the quality of your jaw bone. Your dentist will carefully investigate and plan your case and if there is insufficient bone they will graft bone to the site. Having missing teeth does not automatically qualify someone to have dental implants, good general and oral health is needed.
What can be expected during placement?
Placement is usually carried out under local anaesthesia. During the surgery, the local anaesthesia eliminates all discomfort. After the surgery, there will be some discomfort, swelling and bruising which is normally controlled with over the counter medication.
What type of dental implants do you use?
We use a range of different implant systems (Straumann, Nobel Biocare and Astra). Each case is different and your dentist will discuss the best option with you.
Will dental implants feel like normal teeth?
In time implants feel like normal teeth, and function in exactly the same way.