DENTAL IMPLANT - A lifelong investment in your smile
What is a dental implant?
Technically, a dental implant is a small but very strong post made from biocompatible metals or ceramics. Under local anesthetic, it is inserted into the jaw bone in place of the missing tooth root and acts as a support for the tooth.
Dental implant therapy is today’s long-term, state of the art restoration technique that can cover all indications. It has been scientifically tested and used in the last three decades by qualified dentists and surgeons worldwide.
You may want to choose dental implants if you:
Hide your smile because you have missing teeth
Wear dentures that are uncomfortable
Want to keep your other teeth intact
Benifits of Dental Implants
Won’t slip or shift in your mouth.
Implants offer firm support to man-made teeth. Won’t slip or shift in your mouth—a very important benefit when eating and speaking.
Feel more natural than bridge dentures
This secure fit dental implants also helps man-made teeth feel more natural than typical bridges or dentures.
More comfortable than dentures
Some people may find implant-supported dentures more comfortable than dentures that do not use implants.
Help keep the jawbone from shrinking
Where teeth are missing, dental implants also help keep the jawbone from shrinking.
Good Value & Last a Lifetime
Dental Implants are a good value, because they can last a lifetime with good care.
How will my dental implant be fitted?
Dental implants are usually fitted during two separate procedures; the first being to fit the implant itself into your jawbone, and then the second a few months later to fit the new tooth onto the implant.
You’ll usually be able to have the procedure in your dentist’s surgery, under local anaesthesia. Tell your dentist if you’re feeling particularly anxious about treatment, as they might be able to offer you a sedative to help you relax.
Can anyone have dental implants?
Dental implants are suitable for most adults who are in good general health and have healthy gums. They aren’t suitable for children and young people under 18 because the underlying bones are still growing.
Your dentist may not recommend dental implants if you:
Are a smoker
Have had radiotherapy to your jaw area
Have diabetes which isn’t well-controlled
Suffer with gum (periodontal) disease
If you want to know if you could benefit from a dental implant tooth replacement, then please fill in the online consultation from here and one of our team member will schedule a consultation for you.
Where to find us
Leven Vale Dental Practice, Low Lane, High Leven