Articles How are Dental Implants Placed?
Dental implants have taken the world of dentistry by storm and we are delighted to offer the finest quality implant treatment in the heart of Harley Street. Implants provide a permanent solution to patients with missing teeth, offering those who have recently lost their teeth and those who have experienced difficulties with dentures in the past the opportunity to enjoy beautiful, functional smiles for years to come.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are small titanium prosthetic devices inserted into sockets in the jaw bone to replace the missing tooth root. Titanium is used because it is biocompatible and this enables the implant to integrate into the bone tissue. Once this process has been completed, the implant is able to offer the same level of stability as a natural tooth root, so there’s no risk of the new restoration slipping or sliding out of place.
Another major benefit of dental implants is their versatility. Implants are compatible with a range of restorations such as crowns, dentures and dental bridges, making them an option for patients with any number of missing teeth.
How are dental implants placed?
Implants are placed inside sockets drilled into the jaw bone. In order to access the bone tissue, an incision is made in the gums. A gum flap is created and lifted and an opening is drilled in an exact location in the bone. We use the latest technology to site the optimum position for the implant.
The implant is placed inside the socket and the flap is then closed and the incision sutured. The implant is then left to heal for a period of time and this allows osseointegration to take place. When the implant has healed, a stud is connected to the implant and the head can then be attached to a new restoration to replace the visible part of the tooth.
Placing implants can be done under local anaesthetic or sedation.
If implant treatment sounds appealing and you would like to find out more about treatment at Harley Street Dental Studio, call us today and book a consultation.
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