Dental implants are the only way a dentist can permanently replace your missing teeth. At Smile Design Dental in Buckinghamshire our experienced implant surgeon can use implants to replace one, some, or all of your natural teeth, restoring a beautiful smile and so much more besides.
How dental implants work
When we lose teeth, we lose both the visible crowns and the roots beneath. Dental implants are the only method of replacing the root portions of the teeth, which is important to the health and vitality of your jaw bone as well as to keeping new teeth in place.
A shrinking jaw bone is the primary reason that traditional dentures become loose. Badly-fitting dentures cause a number of difficulties, including problems with eating a healthy diet (denture sufferers are often restricted to soft foods), issues with speech, and obvious effects on your confidence if your dentures start to slip.
By placing a series of dental implants, your Buckinghamshire dentist can alleviate these problems, or ideally to stop them happening in the first place.
Buckinghamshire dental implants
At our Buckinghamshire dental practice, we place dental implants under local anaesthetic. The actual implant placement process is fairly simple from a patient’s point of view, thanks to the intricate planning your dentist will undertake prior to implant surgery.
After a healing period, which typically takes a few month and sees your dental implants form a very strong bond with your jaw bone, your Buckinghamshire implant dentist will attach your permanent new teeth to abutments on top of your dental implants, restoring both aesthetic appearance and natural function.
For a single missing tooth, one dental implant and one crown will be used. In cases of multiple missing teeth, or when all your teeth need to be replaced, we will use an implant-retained bridge at our Buckinghamshire practice.
Unlike standard dental bridges, which contain one or two teeth, bridges supported by dental implants can contain several teeth – they can even be used to restore a full jaw of natural-looking, natural-acting teeth.
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