Dental Implants are titanium screws that are placed within the bone in order to provide a stable support onto which replacement teeth can be mounted. Whilst we do not place implants at Bridge End Dental Practice we have trusted specialists to whom we can refer your care.
Why replace missing teeth?
Nobody wants a smile with gaps, replacing them with a durable solution will help restore your confidence. Tooth loss can also affect how well you chew, and what foods you are able to eat, as well as altering the way your teeth meet.
Why choose a dental implant?
Implant supported teeth are the closest thing possible to natural teeth, providing a long-term solution to your dental problems. They can be placed without impacting other healthy teeth unlike certain bridges. They are also fixed in place, and aesthetically are more pleasing than dentures.
What happens during dental implant surgery?
Implants are often placed under local anaesthetic by making a small cut in the gum and the implant placed into the bone, this is usually not painful. The gum is then allowed to heal and the bone to integrate around the implant.
Once the implant is fully integrated, a mould is taken to create a custom-made abutment designed for your tooth, after which a crown is fitted to resemble your missing tooth.