Missing teeth can cause a range of problem stigma associated with a a gap in your smile, drifting and movement of adjacent teeth to speech problems.
Implants are placed within the bone, making them structurally identical to your natural teeth. This can protect the bone, maintain tooth alignment, help with chewing and avoid facial changes.
The implants we use are made from titanium, which is the most widely used material in implant dentistry. Our implants are clinically proven by some of the most thorough and in depth research in dentistry.
is often carried out immediately or after a period of healing, an abutment is attached to your implant. This is the device that joins the implant to a replacement tooth called a crown. It holds a custom made crown that the dental laboratory fabricates and matches to your existing teeth. The crown is cemented or screwed onto the abutment, this permanently keeps it in place. Once the crown is placed, it should be indistinguishable from your natural teeth.
As with a single tooth replacement, temporary healing caps or abutments are sometimes placed on multiple implants until the healing phase is complete. After healing permanent abutments are attached to your implants. They attach to custom made crowns or bridgework. In the final step, the custom bridge, which replaces multiple teeth, is cemented or screwed onto the abutments.
Implant supported teeth need the same level of care as your natural teeth, although flossing is different. As with your natural teeth, you will need to visit us regularly for review and maintenance.
This procedure as with any other surgical procedure has some discomfort. However most implant patients tell us that they were surprised at how minimal and short the duration of discomfort was.
Yes you can and it may well change your life. When you have dental implants you avoid the pain and embarrassment of dentures.
Just about anyone who has lost a tooth, several teeth or even all of their teeth is suitable for dental implants. There are very few situations where implants are not suitable. We assess your suitability before undergoing any treatment.