Dental implants are a common solution for missing teeth. Implants have been in general use for more than 30 years and in more recent times the technology and procedures connected to fitting dental implants have advanced greatly, meaning that in some cases it is now possible to walk out of the practice with a whole new set of permanent teeth on the same day.
Dental implants are bionic tooth roots placed directly in the jaw bone and used to support replacement teeth in the form of crowns, fixed bridges or secured dentures. The implants are small, titanium screws specially treated to encourage osseointegration (integration with the bone) that act much like natural tooth roots.
At Amsel & Wilkins, dentists Nigel Braine-Hartnell, John Adams and Damien McNee all have a special interest in dental implants and have extensive training and experience in implantology. They can carry out the full clinical assessment needed to see whether you are suitable for implant placement. Nowadays there are various techniques available to make the most difficult cases possible to restore.
Dental implants can replace a single missing tooth, several or all your natural teeth. They are also a good option for securing loose dentures, giving you back confidence in your smile and the ability to eat a wide range of foods.
If you opt for dental implants, they can in most cases be fitted under local anaesthetic. The practice uses both Astra Tech implants from Dentsply and the Neoss system, and your implant dentist will discuss the best option for you at your initial implant consultation.
In some cases implants and restorations (crowns, bridges or dentures) can all be fitted in one appointment. Sometimes we need to wait for healing to take place and for the implants to begin integrating with the jaw bone before the final restorations are placed. In the latter scenario you will usually be fitted with temporary restorations while healing takes place to avoid leaving you with a gap in your mouth.
To find out more about dental implants and to book an initial implant consultation, contact the practice today.Back to Treatments Click Here to Book an Appointment