A secure way to replace missing teeth
Implants are an effective way to replace lost teeth. A titanium post is planted in the jaw bone, which acts like the root of a natural tooth to support the replacement. Implants can also be used to support fixed bridges or dentures to replace multiple missing teeth.
Implant treatment has two stages. First, the implant is placed in the jaw and we ensure the area is protected while it fuses and heals. After a few months, once the jaw has healed, we attach the replacement teeth to the implant. In some cases, it is possible for temporary teeth to be attached to an implant at the time of fitting.
Are implants right for me?
We offer a full assessment of your oral health to help you decide if dental implants are suitable for you. This involves ensuring you have enough bone density in your jaw for the implant to fuse to.
Please contact us to arrange a consultation, where we can explain the possibilities in detail and answer any questions you may have.
What does the procedure involve?
- Firstly, implants are placed in your jaw. We use local anaesthetic to ensure you are comfortable and relaxed throughout the procedure, but you can choose to have sedation if you prefer.
- Your gum is then sutured so it heals over the implant. Under the gum, the bone then grows round the implant to hold it firm. This process takes several months.
Implants usually have two sections – the post in the jaw and an extension that is added later when the post is secure.
The replacement teeth can be fixed permanently, like a crown or bridge, or attached in a way that lets you remove them for cleaning, such as a denture.
Get in touch with us today to discuss your implant options. Our friendly team is very happy to help!