Losing teeth for any reason, old age, accident or decay affects the overall function of your mouth, particularly eating – it also alters your appearance dramatically and your confidence can take a beating. Our dental implants help bring back your confident smile!
Dental implant surgery has diversified your options in cases of missing teeth. Bridges and dentures were the only options in the past. Now, dental implant surgery is commonplace. It gives a long-lasting solution that is cost-effective and convenient. It is also possible to combine bridges, crowns with dental implants to create beautiful natural looking smiles where several teeth are missing.
Getting prompt treatment in the case of a missing tooth or teeth is important, because missing teeth may cause strain on the remaining teeth in your mouth. To maintain oral health, function and a confident smile, a fast replacement of a missing tooth is critical. When done in a timely manner implants also slow down bone loss while preserving the health of the other teeth in your mouth.
If you decide to have a dental implant procedure after a free consultation with one of our experienced dental professionals, another consultation will be scheduled. A detailed analysis takes place next – your teeth and gums will be examined, the inside and outside of your mouth will be digitally photographed and necessary X-rays will be taken. This is to ensure that your needs can be fulfilled and that you receive a safe treatment.
All of the findings will be shared with you and explained thoroughly so that you understand every detail and associated issues and know the treatment options. We will guide and recommend what is best for you. Then, after receiving your approval, a custom treatment plan will be created for you. We will provide you with all discussed details in writing. This is to ensure that we are on the same page with the treatment plan and you are fully satisfied.
THE PROCESS OF THE DENTAL IMPLANT
Walton Dental Surgery will carry out the implant treatment. Here are the three stages of a typical implant treatment:
Dental implants function as a replacement for lost or damaged teeth and render a natural and healthy looking smile. The structure of a dental implant consists of a titanium metal post placed into the jawbone – it replaces the root of a tooth. After the biological integration, the post supports the bespoke tooth prosthetics like dentures, bridges, and crowns.
Crowns are tooth-shaped porcelain crafted to be fitted over heavily filled, chipped or broken teeth. The crown is a tooth-shaped cap that is cemented in place to fix the damaged tooth and give back the full-functionality and appearance of a natural tooth. An implant can be placed and the crown attached on top to remedy a lost tooth.
The dental verbiage is literal – bridges bridge the gap occurring between two or more missing teeth. Two teeth function as anchors to a dental bridge – they can either be two healthy teeth or two crowns fastened by dental implants with a fake tooth filling the in-between gap. Besides creating a natural looking smile, the stress that occurs to the other teeth due to the gap can be decreased with a dental bridge.
The two types of dental implants are:
These dental implants resemble small screws – made out of titanium, they are infused into your jawbone. It’s the commonest dental implants
Placed on or above your jawbone or under your gum, this dental implant is used when your jawbone isn’t healthy or strong enough to have a bone augmentation performed.
In cases where all teeth are lost, four or more dental implants can be used to replace all lost teeth. Bolstered by only four to six dental implants a full dental bridge covering the full length of the upper or lower jaw is structured, replacing all the lost teeth in that jaw. Seek advice in a free initial appointment.