Dental Implants Palmers Green, London
At Hazelwood dental practice, we design, implant and fit replacement teeth and carry out restorative work on faulty crowns, to renew your smile and chewing ability.
Reasons to Consider Dental Implants
When both the tooth and root are damaged, the best permanent replacement is a dental implant in conjunction with a ceramic crown. This solution both looks and functions just like a natural tooth.
Without the root structure of a natural tooth the jawbone can shrink making your face look older. An implant is stable and comfortable, and there are no loose parts. Dental Implants look and feel just like your natural teeth, allowing you to smile and eat with confidence.
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a small titanium screw that serves as the replacement for the root portion of a missing natural tooth. Dental implants can be placed in either the upper or lower jaws. Due to the biocompatible properties of titanium, a dental implant fuses with the bone and becomes a good anchor for the replacement tooth. Dental implants can be used to replace single or multiple missing teeth.
Many people who consider implants have removable dentures for lower and upper jaws, or conventional bridges. These people experience a significant improvement in their ability to chew food comfortably after their dental implant treatment.
The advantages of implants
Implants have many advantages over other methods of replacing teeth such as dentures. The following are the main advantages.
Prevent bone degeneration
As implants act like natural teeth, they retain the structure of the jawbone and help prevent bone degeneration, so you can maintain a more youthful look.
Protect remaining teeth
Dental implants help to maintain a stable bite by keeping the other teeth in place, preventing them becoming misaligned.
Don’t require damage to other teeth
Traditional bridgework requires healthy teeth to be filed down, which can cause problems for gums or root canals and lead to further decay. Implants avoid this problem because they do not require your healthy teeth to be filed down.
Easy to clean
An implant is easier to clean and does not need an attachment that can cause damage to neighbouring teeth.
Unlike dentures, which can be uncomfortable or ill-fitting, implants feel just like real teeth.
<h3>The four applications of implants</h3>
Implants have four applications: single tooth replacement, multiple tooth replacement, denture stabilisation, and full mouth reconstruction.
Single tooth replacement
Replace a missing front tooth with an implant and a crown.
Multiple teeth replacement
Replace multiple teeth in a row with implant supported bridgework.
Stabilise your dentures with dental implants.
Full mouth reconstruction
Restore your mouth completely with implants.
How are implants placed?
Implants are placed in a four-step procedure, which is detailed below.
Step 1. Initial consultation
During an initial consultation, we assess your teeth, gums and the condition of your jaw bone so we can create a tailor-made treatment plan. If we decide your jaw bone is not able to support implants, you may need bone grafting to ensure that it can.
Step 2. Surgery
A small cut is made in the gum and the titanium post (implant) is carefully inserted. An anaesthetic during surgery will ensure that this process is comfortable and pain free.
Step 3. Osseointegration
In most cases the implant is then left for between 3-6 months while it fuses with the bone – a process known as “osseointegration”.
Step 4. Attachment of the crown or bridge
Once integrated, the implant can be uncovered and your new replacement tooth attached to restore your bite and smile.
Why should I get implants?
Dental implants are a safe, natural looking solution to missing teeth and ill-fitting dentures that not only produce wonderfully restored smiles but can also be beneficial to your overall oral health.
They can also eliminate problems associated with tooth loss or denture wear, such as low self-confidence, speech problems and chewing difficulties.
Overall, implants are an excellent solution for anyone with missing teeth.
How long do implants last?
If you pay close attention to your oral health, there really is no reason why your implants shouldn’t offer a long lasting solution. To ensure their longevity, you need to treat them just like your natural teeth, which means plenty of brushing and flossing and making sure you keep up to date with your dental check-ups.
Dental Implant solutions to replace missing teeth start from just £1900. Interest free finance available.