09 Nov

Replace Teeth in London with Dental Implants

London dentists can replace your missing teeth with dental implants. Today, the success rate for dental implants is excellent; being 90% for 5+ years of success. London dentists are certified in the placement of dental implants. Dental implants are the right treatment in many situations, and they are more natural in appearance and stronger when compared to other teeth replacement techniques. Dental implants are used for single or multiple tooth/teeth replacement(s), and can also be used to anchor and stabilize partial and full dentures. There may be times when your London dentist may refer you to a specialist (i.e., an oral surgeon or periodontist), if complicated anatomical structures are in the areas where the implants are to be placed. A dental team approach is sometimes better.
Dental implants are composed of a titanium alloy and are shaped like a barrel or screw. They also contain an area where an attachment can be placed for the final restoration. A clear acrylic stent is usually made using study models, X-rays, CT-scans, and complex computer techniques. The stent will guide the implant drills, and then the implant can be placed. When the dental implant becomes osseointegrated, the final restoration can be placed. Make sure that you understand the complete implant process, so that there won’t be any confusion at a later date.