Dental implants are a modern solution for patients with missing teeth. At Smile Design Dental in Buckinghamshire we believe that more often than not they are the ideal option for treating tooth loss. If you have lost one or more of your natural teeth, read on to discover what implants could do for you. . .
The mechanics of dental implants
Unlike standard dental bridgework or dentures, dental implants replace the root portions of missing teeth. They are placed in your jaw bone in a minor oral surgical procedure, which is carried out by our skilled implant dentist under local anaesthetic at our Buckinghamshire dental practice.
Once in position, your implants will form a strong bond with your jaw bone – similar to that of natural tooth roots. Dental implants are carefully crafted out of titanium, which is osteoconductive (supportive of bone growth). This means that implants are the only tooth replacement option that actively prevents the jaw bone shrinking.
How many dental implants will I need?
The number of implants required will depend on your individual situation, and will depend on how many teeth you need to have replaced. This will be determined during your initial implant consultation at Smile Design Dental, Buckinghamshire.
In most cases of multiple tooth replacement, you won’t need as many dental implants as you do teeth, because several new teeth in bridge or denture form can usually be supported by two or more implants.
Life benefits of dental implants
Dental implants come with many life benefits. Because they support bone growth, there is no need to worry about your new teeth becoming loose. This means that you can:
with confidence, and with all the functionality of a healthy jaw of teeth.
As long as you take good care of them, your implants and the new teeth attached to them should last for many years – often even a lifetime. You will need to attend regular check-ups and maintenance appointments at our Buckinghamshire clinic to ensure your implants and teeth stay in prime condition. If you have lost teeth once, you won’t want to risk that again.Back to Blog
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