Finding an effective way to replace lost teeth is an age old problem and dental implants are proving to be an effective long-term way of replacing a missing tooth or teeth.
An engineered titanium screw is implanted directly into the jawbone in place of the root of the missing tooth. Titanium has a unique ability to become fused with the living bone and eventually becomes securely fixed into the jaw. Once the implant is fully integrated, a special fitting on this screw enables the dentist to fit a single crown, or several replacement teeth. Here at Smile Design Dental in Buckinghamshire, dental implants are also used to fix a bridge or even dentures in place.
When we lose teeth the jawbone naturally begins to shrink due to the lack of stimulation from the normal biting and chewing processes. Having dental implants overcomes this problem and helps to maintain the strength and structure of the jaw. Because they look and feel just like our natural teeth, dental implants also resolve a number of problems that wearers of dentures or bridges often struggle with, such as being unable to eat certain foods or being able to speak and laugh with confidence. At our practice in Buckinghamshire, dental implants are one of the ways that we can restore and maintain your smile.
Keeping up appearances
Dental implants can help to maintain the overall health of any remaining teeth, a single implant between two healthy teeth will keep them in their correct position in the jaw. Dental implants are fitted in a minor surgical procedure and this can often be carried out at the same time as a tooth is being extracted. Once in place, it is sometimes possible to attach the crown or replace a bridge or dentures but it is more usual to wait for a few months to allow the bone to fully heal around the implant. Dental implants may not be suitable for everyone, but if you are looking for dental implants in Buckinghamshire, come and talk to us and find out more. Our dentists will give you plenty of advice and can answer all your questions about this treatment.Back to Blog
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