What are dental implants?
Dental implants are a great way of replacing one or more missing teeth. Whether to replace missing or damaged teeth, they are strong, permanent, and look and feel completely natural.
The implants themselves are tiny titanium metal rods which are gently placed into your jawbone. Over a few months your jawbone bonds with the rods to form, in effect, a false tooth root.
The implants can then be used to support crowns or bridges. The end result is tooth replacements that look and feel so realistic you may even forget they're not your real teeth!
Implants can also be used to hold dentures firmly in place, making it easier for you to eat and speak with confidence.
Dental implants – a first choice option
All of this is making implants increasingly popular when it comes to replacing lost teeth, and why we recommend them to our patients as the first-choice option.
And though dental implants are a ‘hi-tech solution’, fitting one is straightforward and all done under local anaesthetic so you won’t feel a thing. Once the implant is in place, we’ll probably have to wait about six weeks for it to settle before a crown is fitted on top.
Please get in touch if you would like find out more or call us on 01628 488538.
This page was last updated on 18 of September 2014