Dental Implants

Dental implants are usually the ideal way to replace a missing tooth or several teeth. Although their cost is higher than the other options it is often said they offer good valuedue to their longevity and function.

What is involved in getting a dental implant?

The procedure works by inserting a specialised titanium screw directly into the jawbone. Titanium is used as it is the only metal we know of that the body does not see as something foreign, and instead of the normal bodily response to something foreign, the bone instead fusesto the titanium implant.

Once this has taken place and the implant is secure, an artificial tooth can be placed onto the implant, providing a very strong and solid structure. This solution looks and functions very similar to a real tooth.

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How long does treatment take?

If you take into consideration the time taken from the initial consultation, through to the medical examination and surgery, and into the placing of the implant and eventually the crown, it can take 3-9 months. However much depends upon the circumstances and healing capabilities of the individual.

Is the procedure painful?

We understand that a lot of people are often fearful of dental procedures however this minor surgical procedure is well proven to be safe and we use very good local anaesthetic to make sure the area is completely numb. We have many other measures in place to ensure treatment is comfortable and that you are fully informed about every step of the procedure should you wish.

How long will an implant last?

Dental implants can be said to last approximately as long as real teeth, often for the remainder of your lifetime. In the long run it is possible for the artificial tooth component to wear and fracture, as a real tooth can, which may need to be repaired. Like real teeth it is possible to get gum disease around an implant and so it is important to have a good cleaning routine. Unlike real teeth it is not possible for an implant to get tooth decay.

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Are you ready to smile and eat in comfort?

Contact Triangle today on 0118 942 7113 to book a consultation with Aneel.