Dental implants are one of the most exciting innovations of the past three decades in the world of dentistry. At Smile Design Dental in Buckinghamshire, our skilled implant dentist can use these titanium replacement tooth roots to restore both natural action and appearance to your jaw following tooth loss.
Tooth loss has numerous causes, and contrary to what some people think is not just a problem that affects the older generation. Indeed, thanks to continual advances in dentistry, better healthcare and a greater realisation of the true value of a healthy and happy smile, fewer people are edentulous – meaning that they have no natural teeth left – than ever before.
A recent survey conducted by the Oral Health Foundation as part of National Smile Month revealed that only 6% of the adult population of the UK have no remaining natural teeth. Compare that with 36% back in 1978 and you can see how much things have improved in recent years.
However, tooth loss does still occur, and can affect anyone at any time in life. As well as the common culprits of gum disease and dental decay, accidents and injuries that involve a blow to the head or face can also result in lost teeth. The important thing is not to panic, but instead to contact your dentist immediately about tooth replacement options. At our Buckinghamshire dental practice, we believe that dental implants are often the best solution.
Buckinghamshire dental implants
At Smile Design Dental in Buckinghamshire we can use dental implants to replace anything from one to all of your natural teeth. They are placed in your jaw bone during minor oral surgery (which most patients at our Buckinghamshire dental practice only need local anaesthetic for).
After a healing and integration period – during which they form a bond with your jaw bone akin to that of natural tooth roots. Your Buckinghamshire implant dentist will then attach permanent new teeth – a crown or a dental bridge – to abutments on top of your dental implants, restoring both functionality and appearance.
Treatment time for dental implants is approximately six months at our Buckinghamshire clinic.