By using dental implants, your dentist can permanently replace your missing teeth. At Smile Design Dental in Buckinghamshire we can replace anything from one lost tooth to all your natural teeth with the help of implants.
Dental implants are the only permanent way to replace missing teeth, and come with numerous benefits when compared with other tooth replacement options. They do more than just replace the aesthetic appearance of your smile; they give you back the full functionality of a jaw of healthy teeth, too.
How treatment with dental implants works
A dental implant should be thought of as an artificial tooth root. Made from titanium, which is both strongly compatible with the human body and supportive of bone growth, dental implants are placed directly into your jaw bone in a small operation, carried out in our modern and comfortable Buckinghamshire dental clinic. Most people only require local anaesthetic for the placement of implants, and any post-operative comfort is usually manageable with over-the-counter painkillers.
Over a period of months, the dental implants will heal and integrate with your jaw bone, providing a firm anchor on to which your dentist will then attach your permanent new teeth. At Smile Design Dental in Buckinghamshire, we can replace a single missing tooth with one implant and one crown, several or all of your teeth with a series of implants and an implant-retained bridge.
The average treatment time for dental implants at our Buckinghamshire practice, from initial consultation to final restoration of permanent new teeth, is approximately six months.
The benefits of implant treatment
As previously mentioned, dental implants have numerous advantages over both traditional dentures and standard bridgework. Traditional dentures often become loose because they only replace the crown parts of the teeth; without anything to replace the roots, the bone may shrink. Implants prevent this.
Traditional bridge-work relies on adjacent teeth for support, so those teeth need to be strong, but paradoxically may lose strength when crowns are placed on them. Implant-retained bridges need no work on surrounding teeth.
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