Everything You Need to Know About London Dental Implants
Dental implants are one of the most exciting developments in modern dentistry, but what exactly are they and could they benefit you?
The ins and outs of dental implants
Dental implants are small titanium appliances that are designed to act as a substitute tooth root in the event of a tooth being lost. The idea is that the implant integrates into the jaw bone tissue in order to provide the new restoration, which replaces the visible part of the tooth, with the same level of stability and support as a healthy tooth root.
Implants are currently the very best long-term solution for tooth loss, as they are designed to last for many years and require very little in the way of maintenance. Once the implant has been placed in a socket in the jaw bone, it is left to integrate into the bone tissue.
Once the osseointegration process is complete, a new restoration can be attached. This replaces the crown section of the tooth. Implants can be connected to various different restorations, including crowns, dentures and dental bridges.
Implant treatment usually takes between 3 and 9 months. This allows time for the implant to integrate fully. The planning process is very important with implant treatment, and our experienced dentists carry out thorough examinations and diagnostic tests to make sure that implants are a suitable treatment choice. Every step of the treatment process will be explained clearly, and patients are welcome to ask questions at any time.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Dental implants provide a host of benefits, including:
- natural aesthetics
- long-term results
- minimal fuss and upkeep
- enhanced oral function
- improved oral health
- reduced risk of bone loss
- versatility: implants are compatible with dentures, bridges and crowns and are therefore a suitable solution for most people with missing teeth
- high success rates