Dental implants are an extremely effective means of replacing lost teeth. They can provide a solution for many of the problems experienced by denture wearers and create a natural looking, healthy smile. Dentures can slip and slide and this may cause patients to become wary about their dentures, especially when they are eating in front of others or in public. With dental implants this is not a problem, as the implants are screwed into pre-drilled sockets in the jawbone and do not become loose or fall out. Dental implants provide unrivalled levels of anchorage and support for restorations. They are durable, aesthetically pleasing and beneficial for oral health.

The Procedure

Dental implants are titanium screws which are used to replace the root portion of a missing tooth. The procedure involves making a small incision in the gum tissue, raising a flap and then creating a small hole in the jawbone, which will act as a socket for the implant. Once the implant has integrated into the bone tissue, a metal stud will be attached and a new crown fixed in place. Once the crown has been attached the tooth will function in exactly the same way as a natural tooth and the aesthetics of the smile will be restored.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants are widely regarded as the best alternative to natural teeth because they can last a lifetime, restore functionality to the mouth and create attractive smiles. Dental implants also help to reduce bone loss and provide support for the cheeks, which will prevent the skin from sagging.

Dental implants do not harm the surrounding teeth or gum tissue and enable patients to speak clearly and eat properly. There is also no risk of the implants coming loose, as they are fixed into sockets in the jawbone.

Dental implants could make a huge difference to the way you look and feel.

If you have any questions about dental implants or would like to find out more, please get in touch!