Dental implants are a permanent, strong and natural-looking, the gold standard choice for the replacement for missing teeth. Embedded into the jawbone, they are made of two parts: a titanium screw and a prosthetic tooth
Their longevity and ability to restore the normal function and appearance of teeth make them the most reliable choice when compared to alternatives.
The actual dental implant is placed into the jaw bone following precise planning which enables positioning of the actual implant “screw”. Following a period of integration into the jaw bone the final crown can then be attached to it.
Dental implants can be utilised to replace single teeth, multiple teeth, dental bridges and even provide support for full dentures. On occasion there may not be enough bone to support dental implants and in these circumstances bone grafting using specialised natural materials can be utilised to allow regeneration of bone.
You will need to see the hygienist at regular intervals following completion of your implant treatment. Like natural teeth and gums, implants need good oral hygiene and this is the key to the long term success of your dental implants. We will provide full written instructions on how to care for your implant.
The after effects of implant placement are usually very mild. There may be some slight bruising and swelling dependent on the number of implants placed; this can be relieved by painkillers. Antibiotics and mild steroids will be prescribed for your comfort. Most of our patients report little or no discomfort.
No, implant placement is a very gentle procedure, normally carried out under a local anaesthetic and in most cases a mild sedative.
The treatment is highly reliable (96% success rate in a healthy person). With routine check-ups and the following of home care instructions, they should last a lifetime.