Dental implants are a modern, long term solution to replacing a missing or failing tooth. They improve functionality, confidence and appearance and are generally more comfortable and convenient than the alternatives. At Eastside Dental we can use implants to replace one tooth or multiple teeth.
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a small titanium fixture which serves as replacement for a missing root of a natural tooth. It is surgically anchored into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge in place. One of the main benefits of opting for dental implants is that they don’t rely on surrounding teeth for support and they are permanent and stable. A further advantage is that they look and feel very natural and the procedure can often help protect the surrounding healthy teeth.
How does it work?
If you’re considering implants as an option, we will firstly need to ensure that your gums are healthy and able to support the implants and the bone structure of your mouth is sound.
The procedure is carried out under local anaesthetic and you will experience no more discomfort than you would after a simple tooth extraction. The implants, usually made of titanium will be inserted directly into the bone.
Once the procedure has been carried out, the bone in your jaw will need to grow onto the implants and fuse together. This will normally take a few months.
Our Implantologist will give you specific instructions on how to care for your new implants but you will need to continue to brush your teeth twice a day and floss regularly.
Talk to us at Eastside Dental to find out whether you’re a suitable candidate for dental implants. We can advise you on the costs and how the treatment process works. Call 01792 642733 or email email@example.com.