Dental implants look and feel just like real teeth and are the ideal solution to fill a gap or gaps left by a missing tooth. Dental implants can also be used to secure bridges enabling our clinical team to replace multiple missing teeth. So if you have missing teeth or loose dentures, we can definitely help you.
What is a dental implant?
Dental implants are artificial roots that are gently placed into the jawbone where the tooth root once was. They are made of titanium, which fuses to the bone to allow a crown to be fitted on top. The implant can’t be seen and as titanium is bio compatible, it will not be rejected by the body.
Dental implants are fixed and secure which means they give you confidence to bite and chew as you would with natural teeth, allowing you to rediscover all of your favourite foods.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
As well as representing the very latest in state of the art dentistry, implants offer several health benefits compared to other treatment options:
- No tooth preparation
Our primary aim is to enhance your smile without damaging any healthy teeth. With dental implants, the teeth either side of the implant site are left untouched. If you had a conventional bridge, the teeth eitherside would be trimmed in order to secure a bridge.
- Fixed and secure
Dental implants are fixed and feel like your natural teeth, giving you confidence to eat what you enjoy and laugh and speak with confidence.
- Stablise existing dentures
Dental implants can be used to stabilise existing dentures. This is particularly useful in the lower jaw where full lower dentures are often loose. The dentures can be connected to implants via press-stud like connections. Click here for more information on overduntures
- Improved nutrition
As you are able to enjoy a wider range of foods, you will also have improved chew function, ensuring you receive greater nutrition from digesting the foods you eat.
Patients also report that tooth loss makes them “feel older” and self conscious about their smile. Dental implants offer the best solution as patients comment it is like having their natural teeth again.
- Protects your remaining teeth
When there is gap in your teeth, the adjacent teeth have a tendancy to drift into the space, leaving your teeth unbalanced. When biting, teeth on the opposite jaw, either above or below, will place stress on your teeth which can cause unnecessary wear and damage.
“I have just completed two courses of implant work and cannot praise enough the overall experience. All staff have excellent interpersonal and professional skills. Tim Doswell has made me feel so relaxed and confident, something I have not experienced before when having dental treatment. I would thoroughly recommend anyone thinking of an implant to go to the Raglan Suite – the best implant dentist Yorkshire.” – Margaret Smith
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Types of dental implants:
When a failed tooth has to be extracted, the implant can only be placed after a 6-12 week healing period. The final crown is fitted to the implant after a further 3 months, by which time the bone will have fused to the surface of the implant.
In some circumstances, it is possible to extract a tooth, place an implant and fit a temporary crown, all in one visit. This is called ‘Same Day Teeth’. After three months of healing the temporary crown is then replaced with a permanent crown.
Dental implants can be used in situations where there are multiple adjacent teeth missing. Most commonly, this would be when we are using implants to replace a removable denture. This is healthier for the mouth as dentures tend to accumulate a lot of plaque, which can damage the gums and lead to tooth decay. A fixed implant supported bridge is also much more comfortable in the mouth and feels like having natural teeth again.
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