If you have missing teeth, a damaged tooth and decaying teeth that need to be extracted, dental implants can be used to replace the gaps in your smile. They offer a number of benefits over bridges, including that they won’t contribute to bone loss which can occur under a bridge and last longer. Implants can also be used to replace a full arch of teeth as a permanent, more convenient and less embarrassing alternative to dentures.
A dental implant is a small titanium screw that acts like a tooth root to secure a tooth in the bone and present a strong foundation for whatever is then built on top of it. The implant is used to connect the crown, which replaces the part of the tooth you see in your mouth. The implant and the crown are connected by a part called the ‘abutment’.
Traditionally the process of having dental implants fitted has taken in excess of three months as after the implant is fitted 3 months need to be allowed for the process of osseo-integration to take place, whereby the implant fuses with the bone in which it is fitted. Then a second surgery is required to expose the implant and fit the permanent teeth.,
However, we offer a Same Day solution. Using the latest generation of dental implants with specially treated surfaces and improved thread designs, together with new proven and accepted techniques we can achieve much greater implant stability enabling us to fit dental implants and provide you with a tooth replacement to wear home on the same day. Healing is quicker too with less discomfort and a second surgery is not normally required.
A Superior Alternative to Dentures
Full arch implants using an advanced technique known as ‘all on four’ that offers a superior solution to people whose teeth are failing and face the prospect of wearing dentures, as well as those who already wear loose or ill-fitting dentures. In this treatment four implants are inserted into the jaw and used to hold the new teeth in place.