Replace Missing Teeth » Dental Implants
What are Dental Implants?
Your missing tooth was originally held in your mouth by its ‚Äúroot‚ÄĚ which was attached to the jaw.¬† A dental implant is essentially a synthetic version of the root made from biocompatible titanium.¬† It looks like a cylindrical screw.¬† Dental implants are fixed to your mouth without damaging other teeth so are the ideal option in many cases.
Why should I have Dental Implants?
When you lose teeth the jawbone around the missing teeth dissolves over time so dentures will get loose and food can get trapped under a bridge.¬† The dental implant stops the loss of this bone.¬† You will be able to eat and smile with much more confidence.
How do you place Dental Implants?
The area of jaw bone is made numb just like any dental treatment so you feel nothing.¬† A small precision hole is made in the jaw bone to allow the painless placement of the dental implant.¬† It may then need to be left for several months as the jaw bone grows and attaches to the implant to keep it in place.
Where do you use Dental Implants?
Dental Implants can be used for:
- Replacing a missing tooth as a dental crown can be placed on top of the implant for a lifelike replacement.
- Replacing multiple missing teeth by using either multiple crowns or bridges.
- Holding a denture more securely to the mouth so it does not move.
How long do Dental Implants last?
Dental implants will last longer than either a denture or a bridge on natural teeth.
Why should I have my Dental Implant treatment with you?
You dental implant will be placed by Dr Kuljeet Mehta who is a registered specialist periodontist.¬† Periodontology is a dental specialty which requires an additional 4 years full time training for a dentist.¬† A periodontist specialises in the treatment of conditions involving the gums and jawbone so they will have the perfect expertise for placing dental implants safely for a long lasting result.¬† A patient with a problem affecting a dental implant is often referred to a periodontist.
You can therefore be sure your treatment will be carried out to recognised world class standards.
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