We are delighted to announce the launch of our dental Implant clinic at the Appledore Dental & Implant Centre.
Dental implants are titanium screws that are surgically placed into the jawbone, providing long-lasting, effective solutions to missing teeth problems.
Once teeth are lost, the bone which are embedded gradually disappears because it is no longer required to support the teeth. The teeth and lost bone are usually replaced by a removable dentures or fixed bridges to restore appearance, speech, and mastication. As with all man-made substitutes for nature’s living tissues, these are drawbacks to artificial appliances. Dentures reduce masticatory efficiency and can suffer from poor retention. On the other hand, bridges involve cutting away healthy teeth in order to provide support.
An alternative method of tooth replacement is to insert implants into the jawbone to support the false tooth or teeth. Such implants may become firmly attached or integrated with the bone and act in a similar manner to a tooth root. If an implant is placed immediately or soon after a tooth is extracted, the jawbone is preserved, and its further loss is prevented.
For this reason, it is best not to delay the decision to place implants, as the bone will be lost with time which can make the placement of implants more difficult. However, even after a considerable bone loss has occurred, it may still be possible to place an implant although additional bone grafting techniques may be required.
Dental implants are the gold standard for replacing missing teeth. They are placed in the jawbone to support a crown that aims to replicate a natural tooth’s normal function and appearance.
If you are interested in dental implant treatment, contact us today to schedule a FREE consultation. Our team will work with you to determine if this treatment is right for you and create a customised treatment plan to meet your needs.
It’s important to note that each case and treatment approach to Dental Implants is unique. If you have any queries, you can book your consultation with our specialist oral surgeon.