Dental implants offer a permanent solution to tooth loss. Additionally, implants may be used in conjunction with other restorative procedures for maximum effectiveness. For example, a single implant will support a dental crown by replacing a single missing tooth. Implants can also be used to support a dental bridge for the replacement of multiple missing teeth, and can be used with dentures to increase stability. Implants are designed to last for many years. Good oral hygiene plays a vital part in helping the implants to be successful.
At Bright & White Dental Spa we will provide an initial consultation with our specialist, during which we will discuss the best approach based on your individual requirements.
The benefits of dental implants are both functional and cosmetic, they look and feel like your own teeth. And because they are designed to fuse with bone, they become permanent. Unsightly gaps caused by injury or gum disease can be closed without adjacent teeth being affected and without the need for a denture. If you have several teeth missing, dental implants will help reduce the pressure on your remaining teeth, improving your chewing ability and prolonging the life of your natural teeth.
Dental implants don’t require reducing other teeth, as a tooth-supported bridge does. Because nearby teeth are not altered to support the implant, more of your own teeth are left intact, improving long-term oral health. Individual implants also allow easier access between teeth, improving oral hygiene.
A dental implant is a small fixture made of titanium that is inserted into the jawbone to take the place of your missing tooth root. After the surrounding bone has integrated to the implant, an implant abutment and manufactured crown are secured to the top of the implant. This new tooth looks, feels and performs similar to your natural teeth.
Generally, most people are suitable for dental implants. Individuals need good oral hygiene and adequate bone to support the dental implants. Our specialist will assess you prior to starting treatment and can answer any questions you may have in more detail.
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