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Losing a tooth can be traumatic, but thankfully, there are some amazing treatments available to replace teeth that have been lost as a result of trauma, injury, underlying health conditions or ageing.
Dental implants are one of the most exciting modern dental treatments and they provide a really effective long-term solution for patients with missing teeth.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are metal rods implanted into the jaw bone to replace the root of a missing tooth. Implants are small, screw-like devices made from titanium. Once they are fixed into a socket in the jaw bone, they integrate into the bone tissue in a process known as osseointegration.
Implants are suitable for many patients with missing teeth because they can be attached to a wide range of restorations, including single dental crowns, a dental bridge or a denture.
How does treatment work?
Dental implant treatment usually takes several months because it takes time for the implants to integrate into the jaw bone. During the first stage of treatment, the gum flap is lifted and a small hole drilled into the bone. The implant is then secured in the socket, the flap is closed and the gums are left to heal. Once the implant has integrated fully, the new restoration is attached.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Dental implants are designed to last a lifetime and they are easier to maintain than dental bridges and dentures. They also provide amazing aesthetics and unrivalled standards of functionality.
Dental implants also enhance facial aesthetics because they provide support for the cheeks and lips and they help to reduce bone loss, which can occur as a result of ageing or underlying health problems, such as osteoporosis.
How can I find out more?
If you would like to find out more about dental implants in London, contact our reception team today to arrange a consultation.
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