Cosmetic solutions for missing teeth – Implants
Many patients experience tooth loss – whether it be a single tooth which is lost or multiple teeth. New advances and technical innovations make it possible to replace missing single teeth permanently without treating or touching adjacent teeth and the end result is that only you will know that you have ever lost a tooth.
People affected by tooth loss often find eating in public difficult and traumatic or are not confident about their smile. When teeth are lost, your jawbone actually shrinks away and from scientific research, we know that wearing dentures accelerates this process. This in turn affects the muscle tone to the face, reducing bone support for the lips and cheeks, eventually leading to a typical denture look, where the lips and lower part of the face have collapsed, producing an ageing effect on the individual’s appearance.
How Implants can change your life!
Whether you have missing teeth, wear full or partial dentures, or have bridgework, implants can help you. Implants allow you to enjoy having replacement teeth which not only look and feel completely natural but behave naturally too.
This implant system has treated hundreds of thousands of patients worldwide and is noted for its unsurpassed success rate and innovative techniques. Teeth replaced by implants are fixed just like natural teeth, freeing you from the pain caused due to the shifting pressure of partial dentures or tooth preparation procedures for bridgework, allowing you to eat whatever you like, whilst enjoying the texture and crunchiness of foods to the full.
Single tooth implant
A dental implant can replace a single missing tooth, without touching or preparing adjacent teeth.
If you have a missing tooth, whether it be a recent accident, or something you have lived with for years; a dental implant can be the way forward to renewed self confidence and peace of mind. When teeth are missing, the bone that previously supported them recedes and shrinks away. Therefore by replacing the missing tooth root with a dental implant, actually preserves bone and your facial structures.
Ultimately your replacement tooth must look and feel natural, both to yourself and other people and function like a natural tooth by remaining secure while you talk and eat.
Treatment involves placing a titanium post, which fuses (osseo-integrates) with the jawbone, to provide a secure foundation for your tooth replacement.
Alternatives to single implants can be adhesive or conventional bridgework, both of which have potential drawbacks. Adhesive bridgework has unpredictable long term success, whilst conventional bridgework means heavily preparing (drilling) adjacent teeth.
Partial or Full arch Bridgework
This is the utilisation of dental implants to replace some or all of your teeth in either your upper or lower jaw or both and then restoring them with fixed or removable bridgework. Full Arch Bridgework is the name given to the replacement of a large number of missing teeth or all teeth in the upper and lower jaws. Opting for dental implants will ensure that your replacement teeth look and feel natural and will function like natural teeth when you are eating and talking, without having to take them out to clean, or at night. They are fixed permanently in place so that the only person who knows you have implants is you.
Treatment involves placing the titanium posts, where they fuse with the jawbone to provide a secure foundation for your replacement teeth. These implants can often be restored immediately with the interim or final teeth.