Missing teeth can often affect a person’s willingness to smile confidently, and also the ability to eat and chew comfortably. One option to replace a missing tooth is by way of a dental implant.
The placement of a dental implant takes place during a minor surgical appointment where teeth are removed and then replaced or simply replaced directly.
Dental Implants are artificial teeth (crown) that are mounted on top of a titanium ‘root’. Titanium is the perfect material for implants, as it has been proven to work well with the body. The titanium root acts as a substitute for the natural root and is situated beneath the gum. The root provides stable support for the crown which is fitted on top.
Why might I need an implant?
In many cases, an implant is a long-term solution for replacing a missing tooth (or teeth), and is therefore worth considering. Implants feel like natural teeth, and they allow you to eat, drink, talk and smile as normal.
Implants do not cause damage to the teeth on either side and are a great alternative for patients who do not get on well with dentures.
Can I have more than one tooth replaced by an implant?
Yes. Multiple implants can be placed to restore larger spaces. Implant-retained bridges and dentures are also an option when catering for more than one missing tooth
Are implants suitable for me?
To decide whether or not implants are suitable for you an initial implant consultation with our specialist is required. During the consultation, you will be given a full clinical examination and implant assessment. You will then be given a complete treatment plan suited to you.