What are Implants?
The best solution to replace missing teeth or stabilise loose dentures. They are artificial roots and teeth (titanium) that are surgically placed into the upper or lower jaw bone.
Patients are delighted to see that these teeth attached to implants look natural and give them a wonderful smile.
Dental implants normally last for many years but occasionally need retightening or replaced due to wear and tear.
Why might you need dental implants?
If you want to replace missing teeth without affecting the adjacent teeth
As a solution for joint pain or bite problems due to teeth moving into missing tooth space
If you need to support a bridge or denture
To aid chewing or speech
For restoring or enhancing facial tissues
How do you get dental implants?
You will need appointments at your clinic over several months.
After taking impressions, the implant will be surgically positioned into the bone and permitted to heal and integrate itself onto to the bone for up to six months. You may need additional surgery depending on the type of implant so that the ‘post’ will hold the artificial tooth in place.
The artificial teeth are made and fitted to the anchor after they have several weeks to heal. This stage may take some months. At this stage, your teeth should feel comfortable and stable.
Your doctor will advise you on how to care for your teeth – nothing complicated just regularly visiting the clinic and good oral hygiene at home.