Dental implants are artificial tooth roots which are surgically inserted into your jaw. These hold replacement teeth or bridges, which prevent loss of the bone after tooth removal as they are integrated into your bone structure. This treatment is often considered more ‘tooth-saving’ than others, as no neighbouring teeth are required for support.
DENTAL IMPLANTS Faqs
If you’re looking for a solution to missing teeth, implants could be ideal as they look and feel exactly like regular teeth. During the process, adjacent teeth health is not risked, as implants are not cut with a drill to provide support for a conventional bridge.
Implants are also an excellent option when considering functionality, as they will allow you to eat, speak and smile without any pain or irritation, whilst maintaining your bone structure and supporting facial tissues. Moreover, they have been shown to reduce or eliminate bone atrophy, which can cause facial changes known as ‘shrinkages’.
Dental implants will also be highly beneficial in terms of pleasure, as they will allow you to enjoy food textures and flavours again. The reduced amount of plastic covering the roof of your mouth means you can enjoy all flavours and sensations.
In order to qualify for implants, you should have good general and oral health, with adequate bone remaining for implant support.
Inserting the implants does necessitate a small surgical procedure which does not require a general anaesthetic. Our use of the most advanced techniques means that the procedure is relatively fast and painless.