Implants are incredibly strong so you can chew and eat just as you would with your own natural teeth
Dental implants are anchors placed in bone, usually made from titanium or titanium alloy. They can support dental restorations that replace missing teeth. The advantage of implants is that they bond with your jaw, so they’re incredibly strong and ensure that you can eat and chew just as you would with your own natural teeth.
Implants do not depend on surrounding teeth for support, which means that none of your other teeth are compromised in any way. They can be used to create just one tooth, or all of them, and are a great solution for dentures that don’t fit properly.
Either local or general anaesthetic will be administered for the procedure and then it’s completed in three different stages. The metal root is inserted into the jawbone and is allowed to heal for up to three months before the abutment is fitted. Finally the crown is screwed or cemented onto the abutment.
After surgery, time off work may be recommended for complex cases. It is not uncommon to experience some swelling, bruising or pain, however these symptoms should settle within a week.
An implant may or may not be the best solution for you, so speak to your DB dentist about the options available.
What are dental implants used for?
Dental implants are an ideal way to replace missing teeth. DB Dental can create a plan that gives you stable, beautiful and functional new teeth. Because quality and precision are crucial when it comes to implant dentistry, we take utmost care in planning and carrying out your treatment. You can be confident in the advanced materials and technologies we use to give you great results. Whether it’s to replace a single tooth or to create a full set of secure and stable new teeth, implants are a proven, long lasting alternative to bridges and dentures. Replacing the root of your natural teeth, implants bond with the bone to form a stable foundation for permanent replacement teeth that look, feel and function like the real thing!
Am I a candidate for dental implants?
If you have a missing tooth or teeth, or a loose lower denture, dental implants may be right for you. But there are many aspects to consider. The health and condition of your gums and bone play a major role in the decision process. That’s because, without the healthy structure in place, the implants will not be able to thrive. If you would like to speak to one of our expert professional team about implants, just let our front desk team know. They will add in extra time for discussion at your next visit.