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Dental Implants

Missing teeth can be replaced in a number of ways using the latest materials and techniques to make the ‘new’ tooth look natural.

For over 40 years, dental implants have offered an exciting long-term solution to the problem of missing teeth. They can replace one or more lost teeth or hold dentures securely in the mouth. The implant takes over the role of the root providing a foundation to which a cosmetic restoration can be secured. Dental Implants have a continuing success rate of 95-98%

What exactly are dental implants?

Many people do not understand what dental implants are and are simply put off by the sheer cost of the procedure. Dental implant surgery, to put it more accurately, is a procedure whereby by the existing tooth roots. The implants are screws made out of metal. These screws can then be used to hold in place the crown, which is a replacement for the actual tooth.

Unlike bridges or dentures, dental implants require no support from the existing teeth. So, even if you require a single implant or multiple, there is no need to worry about the current condition of your teeth. This is what makes dental implants so comfortable and seem like real teeth. If you are looking for a teeth replacement procedure, then getting dental implants in Hammersmith, or wherever you reside, is the most feasible option.

In order to take over the role of the tooth root; the dental implant is inserted into the jawbone under local anaesthetic. It is subsequently interwoven painlessly with bone.

The most natural solution to tooth loss, both aesthetically and functionally is implant-bourne teeth. They are not only fixed as securely as your own natural teeth, but often cannot be distinguished in either function or appearance.

Unlike conventional bridges, when dental implants are placed, the neighbouring teeth do not have to be ground down to stumps in order to support it. Healthy teeth that would be damaged by traditional methods are preserved and there is no risk of tooth decay or problems with tooth roots that may arise with conventional bridges, as long as oral hygiene is maintained.

Dental Implants transmit chewing forces evenly to the jawbone. As with natural teeth, this chewing force stimulates bone and preserves it, halting the bone loss normally associated with missing teeth. Conventional treatment methods do not offer this important benefit.

Implant treatment can be broken down into four phases: treatment planning, implant placement, crown placement and hygiene maintenance. Your dentist will take x-rays and create a model of your existing teeth to determine how the implant should be placed. Occasionally, a bone or gum tissue graft will be needed to provide an adequate site for placement. On occasion, a CT scan is required to fully assess the bone level.

The implant is then placed in the bone and given a period of time to heal (osseointegrate) before attachment of the crown. In some cases, you can receive a temporary crown the same day. The final crown is usually placed 3-6 months after implant placement.

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Contact the team at Blythe Road Dental Practice

If you are looking to replace broken or damaged teeth or multiple teeth then, conducting research into dental implants is worth the effort. At Blythe Road Dental Practice, we deliver the best dental implants in Hammersmith and adjacent areas. Each implant is customized and specifically designed to deliver the best results and maximize comfort. This way, you get the most natural experience from teeth that look perfect while looking 100% natural.

Keep your dental implants clean and healthy with an appointment with our dental hygienist Hammersmith.

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