All About Dental Implants

Posted on: November 29, 2013 by in Dental Implants
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Dental Implants have been something of a revolution in modern times. They offer a brilliant solution to resorting a single, several or all of your teeth, with reliable, strong and realistic results.

What They Are

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root constructed of Titanium. This root is placed into your jaw in place of the original root structure and subsequently holds a replacement tooth or bridge. It is often argued that Dental Implants are one of the few organ replacements that have a better functionality than their original predecessor.

Titanium is the only metal substance that goes through a bonding process with bone, making them ideal for use in the jaw as the Titanium creates a strong structure with the jaw around it – this is known as osseo-integration. When placed by a professionally trained surgeon at Diamond Smiles Dental, a successfully integrated implant is impossible to replace and with good health, it should last an entire lifetime.

A Single, Several or Multiple Implants

If you’re missing just one tooth, one implant is normally all you’ll need. Larger spaces don’t necessarily need an implant for every missing tooth and this will be discussed with your dentist, although it’s worth bearing mind that the amount of implants that can be added will depend on space and available bone mass.

When restoring several teeth, dentists may add dental implant bridges, with possibilities for two titanium roots supporting three replacement teeth.

If you’re missing all of your teeth, then a full denture can also be used along side an implant supported bridge to replace them.

What are the advantages of Dental Implants?

As covered in a previous blog, there are several benefits to dental implants. They are hassle-free, permanent solutions that have fantastic durability whilst looking and feeling brilliantly natural. They don’t impact upon neighbouring tooth roots and better preserve your original bone.

If you’re interested in Dental Implants, then why not contact us via our website or give us a call here at Diamond Smiles today on 01282 853853.

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