Dental implants are one of the fastest-growing areas in modern dentistry. Since they were invented more than 30 years ago, implants have seen huge advances in terms of techniques and materials used. At Smile Design Dental in Buckinghamshire our skilled implant dentists are proud to use only the highest-quality materials. They can replace one, some, or even all of your natural teeth with the help of implants.
How dental implants work
Teeth comprise roots and crowns. Traditional options for replacing missing teeth, including bridges and dentures, replace the crown portion of the tooth, but do not replace the root. Without the roots in place the jaw bone slowly begins to shrink back or resorb. This is often the cause of loose dentures, which once fitted well but have become uncomfortable and unwieldy over time.
Dental implants are the only way a dentist can replace the root part of a tooth or teeth. In a small surgical procedure, which is carried out here in our modern and fully-equipped Buckinghamshire dental practice, your implantologist will precisely place the required number of implants to provide a firm anchor for your new teeth. The implants will be placed and angled in such a way that they can fully withstand the forces generated when biting and chewing food.
After your dental implants have been placed, a healing period of about two months is required. During this time, the implants integrate with your bone. At the end of the healing period, your dentist will attach your permanent new teeth.
At our Buckinghamshire clinic, we can place one implant and attach a crown to it to replace one tooth, or can use a bridge to replace several teeth. Dental implants can also be used for denture stabilisation, to prevent your dentures from falling out or becoming loose.Back to Blog
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