Dental implants restore teeth that have been lost due to trauma or dental disease. They look and feel like natural teeth, and when you smile, no one will ever be able to tell that you have them! For this reason, they are a favoured restoration treatment at Horfield Dental Care.
Other benefits of dental implants include:
- No awkward or bulky feeling in your mouth from a removable denture
- They are secure and strong, giving you the confidence that you expect from teeth
- Prevents further bone loss, which is a risk when natural teeth are absent
Depending on your aesthetic goals and personal expectations, we may recommend dental implants to restore your missing teeth. To confirm that you are a good candidate for implants, the bone mass and structure of your jaw will be examined carefully beforehand. We may even order a CT-scan to assist us in the evaluation process.
How do dental implants work?
A small titanium cylinder is used to replace the missing root and anchor the replacement tooth. Titanium is a preferred material because it can integrate/fuse completely with the bone tissue in your jaw. These implants are used to hold a single substitute tooth in place or secure a denture more firmly in position.
How are dental implants placed?
After numbing the treatment area using a local anaesthetic, your dentist will carefully implant the titanium root in your jawbone. It can take up to six months for a dental implant to properly bond with the surrounding tissue. We may fit you with a temporary bridge or denture until the integration process is complete.
Excellent oral hygiene and regular dental visits will keep your implant in good shape for years. We take pride in using premium-quality implant systems from the highest-rated manufacturers, so you can count on your new dental implant being both functional and attractive for a long time to come.
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