A dental implant holds a replacement tooth or bridge. An artificial tooth root is surgically placed into your jaw and advanced technology means that they integrate into the structure of your bone. This means implants are now often more ‘tooth-saving than traditional treatments since they do not rely on neighbouring teeth for support.
DENTAL IMPLANTS Faqs
With many aesthetic advantages now, Dental Implants are often the best solution to a missing tooth because they look and feel just like natural teeth. They also do not have to be cut with a drill to provide support which means that the quality of the adjacent teeth is not sacrificed.
You can enjoy all of your favourite foods again, with less plastic covering the roof of your mouth, implants will help improve the enjoyment of the textures and flavours from food.
Dental Implants have a high success rate and will act just like real teeth; they offer many functional advantages; they maintain your bone structure and support your facial tissues. You will be able to eat and chew again without pain or irritation. They can also reduce or eliminate bone atrophy, which causes “shrinkage” or facial cosmetic changes.
The ideal candidate for implants will already have good oral and general health. They must also have adequate bone available to support the implant.
A positive of having implants is that a general anaesthetic is not required. Implant placement only requires a small surgical procedure. The insertion of the implants can be carried out relatively quickly and with minimal discomfort. Modern techniques now mean that treatment is normally far less painful than you might think.