A dental implant acts as an artificial replacement for a tooth root and is usually made from biocompatible titanium. Once placed in the jaw bone, at the site of missing tooth it enables bone to eventually grow onto its surface, making it more stable over time. Once healed, the implant can be used to support a crown for a single missing tooth, a bridge for multiple missing teeth or used as an anchor for stabilisation of loose dentures.
Dental implants are now an increasingly popular way of replacing one or more missing teeth as the end result can be very pleasing aesthetically as well as restoring the ability to chew food normally. Implants are free standing and do not require the support of adjacent teeth enabling better oral hygiene long term. They are suitable for most adults with good general and oral health.
Advancement in the field of Implantology means, you can often have the implant inserted at the same time as having the failing tooth removed. Moreover, it may also be possible to provide a temporary tooth instantly so you will never have to leave our clinic with a gap in your smile.
Loss of jaw bone occurs if a lot of time has passed since removal of a tooth. Inadequate bone volume can make implant placement very difficult and risk complications. Depending on the extent of bone loss you may be advised to consider bone grafting procedure to bulk up the implant site. Implant can often be placed at the same visit as carrying out bone grafting procedure.
Our in house 3D SCAN facility will allow us to visualise the bone in 3 dimension before we undertake any surgery.
Please speak to us before having any tooth removed to find out more about your replacement options and save yourself considerable cost & time. We can assess your suitability for dental implants and can guide you through the process.
Please click here or call 020 8016 4121 to book your implant consultation appointment.
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