Do you have a missing tooth or even multiple missing teeth? Dental implants are the closest treatment solution to getting your natural teeth back.
A Dental implant is a titanium screw fitted into your jaw to replace a lost tooth’s root. This creates a stable foundation for then to secure a crown on top, to fill the space left by your natural tooth.
- Provide a fixed, natural ‘tooth like’ replacement for a missing tooth or teeth.
- Have a positive impact on bone (unlike dentures which negatively impact the bone).
- Improve the support to soft tissue of the face, such as the cheeks and therefore, can prevent the appearance of premature aging that can come from tooth loss.
- Keep the teeth either side of a missing tooth healthy without having to take tooth structure away (like is required for a bridge).
- Can be cleaned and maintained with brushing and flossing like your own teeth.
- Can provide increased support and stability if you wear dentures.
The loss of any teeth can be stressful and can cause a loss in confidence when it comes to time to smile. It can also affect your ability to chew and when missing teeth are not replaced, it leads to bone loss.
Teeth stimulate the jawbone, and without them, the bone beneath it can shrink. This leads to loss of support and the appearance of loss of volume to your face. Dental implants are a great way to prevent this.
Depending on your needs, you can have your dental implant procedure under a local anaesthetic or under general anaesthesia.
The process is usually completed in 3 stages:
- Placing the Implant:
The implant is placed in your jaw in a surgical procedure It is then covered with gum and left to heal for 3- 6 months. During this time the implant integrates into your jaw.
- Post Placement:
An abutment post is attached to your implant and gum tissue may grow around it. An impression or scan of the post is sent to the laboratory to make your tooth replacement crown.
- Crown Attachment:
The customised crown can then be secure to the implant abutment post to finish your dental implant.
We have highly qualified and experienced practitioners, who understand whole mouth care not just implants. We will thoroughly assess your situation and recommend the best solution while also explaining the process, risks, and recovery details.
When you visit one of our clinics, you have the peace of mind that we will manage the whole treatment either in house or with selected exceptional specialists (for complex cases).
At BEC Dental, we review your implant constantly with our exceptional continuing care, during your preventative maintenance. We continue to look after you and your implant to ensure it lasts for many years. We have a proven track record of success; contact us today to see if dental implants can improve your smile!