What are Dental Implants?
Do you have missing or loose teeth? Do you have poorly fitting dentures? A dental implant could be the solution!
Unfortunately healthy teeth cannot be taken for granted and over time our teeth may be lost due to lifestyle choices such as sport injuries, or tooth or gum diseases like periodontitis and dental decay. Dental implants offer a solution to tooth loss and are suitable for patients of nearly all ages. A rigorous assessment is required first.
When teeth are lost, whatever the cause, you’ll benefit greatly from their replacement to help chewing and improve your appearance. Nowadays, the best option is dental implants. A dental implant is an artificial, substitute tooth root made from titanium, which is placed into the space your previous root occupied. A natural, tooth-coloured crown is then placed over the dental implant. Not all dental implants are the same. Waterer Dental Care use STRAUMANN implants, implants of the highest quality and more than 30 years of research and development behind them.
The greatest benefit with dental implants is that they feel comfortable, natural and secure – you’ll find you can eat anything you want. Implants also prevent the jaws from shrinking, which helps you maintain a younger looking face. Sometimes, we can use several implants to rebuild large spaces or even to provide a completely new set of teeth. Implants don’t suffer from tooth decay as teeth do. However, it’s really important to keep your gums healthy around the implants, and even more important to manage how biting forces work on implants.
Please contact our reception for an appointment. Either a short free consultation or a detailed implant assessment. Call us on 01538 399897.
Multiple dental implants can be placed to eliminate the discomfort or poor cosmetics or function of large gaps or ill-fitting dentures. Having a full healthy dentition lets us enjoy eating, laugh freely, speak clearly and makes us feel more positive about ourselves. A poorly fitting lower full denture is akin to a disability and really does not need to exist these days. Two or more implants can be placed to vastly improve denture retention.
The volume of available jawbone is paramount when deciding if a dental implant is feasible and on the simplicity of the procedure. Once a tooth is lost the bone and gum will shrink and atrophy. Ridge augmentation is the insertion of a material into the boney socket or cavity to encourage bone regrowth and ridge width maintenance.