Teeth can be lost at any age, often due to circumstances beyond your control. If you are missing a tooth or have missing teeth then there are usually 3 options to replace them. A denture, a bridge or an implant. You can find out about bridges and dentures elsewhere on the website.
What is A Dental Implant?
A dental implant is something that is permanently fitted in the space where a tooth or teeth have been lost. It is made of titanium and hidden from view below the gum. An Implant Crown is fitted on top of it. Our technicians work hard to make sure that your finished crowns look just like your own teeth.
Implants are securely fixed in place so you will enjoy the confidence that comes with knowing that nothing will slip or move while you eat smile and chew. Something that cannot always be said about dentures. The crown that fits over the implant can be retained by a screw that is hidden or by using cement like a traditional crown.
When replacing single or small numbers of teeth Dental Implants have many advantages. Unlike the situation with a bridge there is usually no need to touch neighbouring teeth. The implant crown looks and feels very similar to a natural tooth. Compare this to a denture where there is usually a plate covering the roof of your mouth.
Implant based treatments have one of the longest life expectancies and will normally outlast a denture or bridge significantly. Although not everyone is suitable for dental implants the advance of technology means that more patients than ever before are now suitable for this type of treatment. Our team are on hand and happy to offer you a consultation to assess what options are open to you.