Replace missing teeth with Dental Implants
Tooth loss is a common problem, and many people have lost one or more teeth or even complete arches. Missing teeth can ruin an otherwise attractive smile, and activities like socialising with others and especially meals become a trial rather than something to enjoy. Dental implants are a modern, long-term solution, providing you with teeth that look and feel natural and which function just like real teeth. They have a similar strength to natural teeth so that you can enjoy just about any of your favourite foods.
What is a Dental Implant?
Made from titanium alloy or strong porcelain called zirconia, a dental implant is a small post or screw that is inserted directly into your jawbone during a short surgical procedure. Once in place, it fuses with the bone, becoming anchored firmly in position within three to six months. The implant post is then strong enough to support a new replacement tooth. A single dental implant supports an implant crown, while multiple dental implants can support a dental bridge. Crowns and bridges are permanently fitted in the mouth and are only removable by a dentist.
Ideal for Replacing Front Teeth
Sporting injuries or other trauma can easily knock out a front tooth or damage it beyond repair, and a dental implant can be an excellent and highly aesthetic solution. A single dental implant can closely replicate a natural tooth, emerging from the gums exactly as if it were real. Single dental implant teeth can be brushed and flossed as if they were natural teeth and are very easy to look after.
Replacing Multiple Teeth with Dental Implants
If you have multiple missing teeth that were originally adjacent to each other, you can easily replace them with a dental implant bridge, using two or more implants to support several teeth. The implant bridge is constructed in a similar way to a conventional dental bridge, but because it is self-supporting, protects the other teeth nearby. There is no need for our dentist to reshape healthy teeth for supporting crowns, and the implant bridge helps to share the stresses created when you bite or chew food.
Replacing Entire Arches of Teeth with Dental Implants
People missing entire arches of teeth can benefit enormously from dental implants. Those people missing entire arches of teeth will often have facial features that have collapsed inwards because of a lack of support for their facial muscles. A full-arch implant bridge is carefully designed to look very natural, ensuring facial features retain their correct dimensions and that facial muscles are properly supported.
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