Looking for a Permanent Solution for Tooth Loss? Ask Us about Dental Implants
Tooth loss is never pleasant, regardless of whether it’s a single tooth or multiple teeth and most people will be interested in finding the most permanent possible solution. In the past this would have meant having a bridge or dentures and these options can still be useful for some people. However for anyone who would like to take advantage of the most up-to-date technology, dental implants in Watton might be a better choice.
What Is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a very good way of artificially replacing an entire tooth, including the tooth root. To do this, your dentist in Watton will insert a small titanium post into your jawbone during a short surgical procedure. This post closely replicates your tooth root and over the course of a few months it will bond very strongly with your bone and will be able to support your new tooth. Another huge advantage of choosing dental implants is their ability to halt bone loss in the jaw as this is a particular problem once natural tooth roots are removed.
Once the implant post has fully integrated with your jawbone, your dentist will attach an abutment which will protrude just above the gum line. There are many different types of abutments that may be used depending on the restoration chosen to restore your tooth. The next step is for your replacement tooth to be made and fixed onto the abutment, completing treatment.
How Can Dental Implants Be Used to Replace Missing Teeth?
Dental implant treatment is very versatile and dental implants in Watton can be used to replace multiple or single teeth. For example while you can use a single dental implant to replace just one missing tooth, several dental implants can be used to secure bridges of teeth and it’s even possible for us to construct a full arch bridge replacing all the teeth in your upper or lower jaw.
Another alternative is to use dental implants to secure dentures in position. To do this, special abutments are attached to the dental implants and these will clip onto fittings on the denture. This means you can remove the denture for easy cleaning but can enjoy all the benefits of having teeth that are firmly fixed in place and which cannot move when you eat or speak.
Can Anyone Have Dental Implants in Watton?
Many people will be able to benefit from this treatment and it certainly doesn’t matter if you are a little older. The main criteria for successful dental implant treatment is to ensure you are in good dental and general health and that you don’t have any medical conditions that could affect the healing process. It’s also important that you are committed to maintaining your dental implants with regular oral hygiene combined with professional dental care at Clarence House Dental Care. It’s vital to remember that your dental implants are surrounded by living tissue which is why good oral care is so important for long-term success.
We are sure you have lots of questions about this treatment which is why we like to invite you to book a consultation with our dentist in Watton. You’ll learn far more about dental implants and can find out if this treatment is suitable for you. Just give us a call on 01953 882777.