A dental implant is a small, strong, and durable metal post that is placed in your jawbone to replace a missing tooth. It's like an artificial tooth and can be used to support a bridge or a denture.
Dental implants are a good treatment option for many patients for a variety of reasons. Unlike dentures, which can slip or shift, dental implants are securely anchored into your jawbone, making them a stable and comfortable option. Dental implants also do not require any alteration of your healthy teeth, unlike bridges, which can require shaving down of neighbouring teeth for support.
Another benefit of dental implants is that they can help preserve your jawbone structure. When a tooth is missing, the jawbone can begin to deteriorate over time. Dental implants provide the necessary stimulation to the jawbone, which helps to maintain its strength and density.
Dental implants are also a long-lasting solution for tooth replacement. With proper care and maintenance, dental implants can last for many years and even a lifetime. They can be cared for just like your natural teeth, with regular brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups.
Overall, dental implants are a great option for anyone looking to replace a missing tooth. They offer a stable, comfortable, and long-lasting solution that can improve your oral health and enhance the appearance of your smile. If you are interested in learning more about dental implants, contact your dentist today to schedule a consultation.
Dr Dipesh Kothari
Dipesh is an experienced dentist who has a special interest in the provision of dental implants. He has a reputation for delivering high quality work, working well with nervous patients and is well respected in his field by fellow dentists.
Implants are the next best thing to a natural tooth! They are a natural way of restoring the appearance and function of your smile when teeth are lost. In addition, implants do not anchor on to neighbouring teeth like conventional dentures and bridges do, which often damages the teeth. When a tooth is lost, the bone disappears giving your face a ‘sunken’ look - Having a dental implant placed prevents bone loss and allows you to retain your natural face shape.
There are a couple of options to replace multiple missing teeth using implants:
An implant bridge is a fixed dental prosthesis that replaces multiple missing teeth using dental implants as support.
The bridge itself is made up of two or more replacement teeth, which are attached to a metal framework or porcelain material that mimics the look of natural teeth. The bridge is anchored into your jawbone by two or more dental implants, which create a strong and stable base for the bridge.
An implant denture is a type of denture that is supported by dental implants instead of resting on the gums like traditional dentures. The denture is designed to clip onto a set of dental implants that have been placed into your jawbone, providing a secure and stable fit.
Implant dentures offer many benefits over traditional dentures. They are more stable and comfortable, as they do not move or shift when you talk or eat. They also do not require any messy adhesives to keep them in place. Additionally, implant dentures can help preserve your jawbone structure, as the dental implants provide the necessary stimulation to maintain bone density.
Implant dentures can be used to replace a full arch of missing teeth or just a few missing teeth. The number of dental implants needed will depend on your individual needs and the condition of your jawbone. If you book a consultation with our implant expert Dipesh, he will evaluate your oral health and help determine the best treatment plan for you.
The process of getting this treatment typically involves several steps, including implant placement, healing time, and the placement of the denture. The process can take several months, but the end result is a stable and comfortable denture that can improve your quality of life.
Overall, this treatment is a great option for anyone looking for a more stable and comfortable alternative to traditional dentures. If you are interested in learning more about implant dentures, contact us to book a consultation with our implant expert Dipesh.
Treatment time can range from 6 weeks to 6 months depending on the health and quality of your gums and bone. At the consultation appointment, our dental implant expert can provide you with a more accurate timeframe after conducting a thorough examination using 3D imaging and digital x-rays.
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