Attractive, natural-looking teeth help us look and feel our best. They let us enjoy the foods we love, and they allow us to be naturally confident. Missing teeth can and should be replaced. This is because each and every gap potentially poses problems to your long-term dental health. In fact, even one missing tooth can ultimately lead to the loss of additional teeth and, ultimately, a permanent change in your facial appearance.
Dental implants have been accepted by dentists for over 40 years as a successful and trusted method of tooth replacement. They provide stability and comfort with no adjustment necessary after placement and little effect to your surrounding teeth.
Our implant dentist will assess your suitability and advise on a suitable solution. You’ll have every opportunity to ask questions and we welcome this, to ensure you are completely comfortable with the procedure. Placing is performed quickly and is relatively pain free. A small hole is drilled into the jawbone and the implant is then fitted. A new artificial tooth will be fitted onto the implant 3-6 months after placement. We’ll check the implant to ensure it fits properly, is comfortable and matches your other teeth, and advise you on the best aftercare.
“I have had extensive dental work with implants and veneers and I am delighted with the results. Although it was a lengthy process Chris ensured that the timing was perfect to ensure it was completed in time for my wedding day. The care and attention I received throughout this process has been exemplary and the final results are fantastic, leaving me with the confidence to smile for my wedding photos.”
– MR S. CHARLTON
It’s an artificial tooth root made of biocompatible materials. Placed beneath the gum line and into the jawbone, it creates a secure place for replacement teeth or bridges to be positioned.
Most people of all ages with good general health are suitable for dental implants. There are very few health conditions that contraindicate dental implant treatment, but it should be noted that smoking and a history of gum disease have been shown to affect implant treatment success rates.
From consultation to brand new smile, dental implant treatment usually takes around 3-6 months. It can vary from one person to the next – we’ll discuss this during your consultation.
At Beeston Dental Practice, we’re committed to making all of your visits as comfortable and pain and stress-free as possible. We use local anaesthetic when placing the implant into your gum and jaw to ensure no discomfort. We also offer sedation for our more nervous patients. You can ask any questions and expect honest, straightforward answers and we’ll go through each step of the treatment in detail.
They can last a lifetime if you care for them properly. One of their great benefits is that you look after dental implants just as you would natural teeth.
Clean them using your toothbrush and interdental brushes twice a day – interdental brushes slide between the teeth and are ideal for cleaning tricky and hard-to-reach areas. Giving up smoking will help to protect your jawbone and it’s important to visit us regularly.
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