If you have a missing tooth or teeth, it can affect the way you eat and speak, which can make you feel self conscious or lack confidence in social situations. One of the best and most popular solutions is dental implants. These are a long term solution to missing teeth and blend in naturally with your smile, so no one ever needs to know that you have an implant.
A dental implant is a titanium screw, placed directly into your jawbone to replace the missing tooth root. A crown or denture, around the same size and colour to your own teeth, is fitted to the top of the implant to replace the missing tooth. The bone around the implant will gradually fuse with the screw to hold it firmly in place, providing a discreet and long lasting solution.
When you are considering treatment to replace missing teeth and restore your confidence, you might be thinking about dental implants. Generally, implants are well suited to most adults who are in good health, but there are a few exceptions. Before you begin any treatment, we will ensure that you have a clinical assessment with our implant specialist, who can assess your mouth, take x-rays and go through your medical history to make sure that you are a suitable candidate for dental implants.
We might not recommend dental implants for you if you:
- Have gum disease
- Have had radiotherapy in the jaw
- Smoke or chew tobacco
- Have diabetes (unless it is very well controlled)
- Are a heavy drinker
You also won’t be able to have dental implants under the age of 18, as the jaw bone is still growing.
What if Traditional Dental Implants Are Not Suitable For You?
There are still other alternatives available to you to replace missing teeth, even if traditional dental implants are not suitable for you. When you make an appointment at our practice we can discuss all the options with you, including the revolutionary All-on-4 dental implants
What Are All-on-4 ‘Same Day Teeth’ Implants?
This modern alternative uses dental implants to secure a full set of teeth onto a bridge, making it a more suitable treatment option for those whose jaw has become eroded, or those looking for a fast solution. This treatment can be completed within just one day, and is less invasive than traditional implants.
Don’t let missing teeth affect the quality of your life! Call us today on 0800 0154 222 or request a free consultation to find out more about the options and how we can transform your smile.