For a permanent solution when a tooth is missing and the most lifelike in feel, function and aesthetics.
Answer: An artificial root that works like a natural one
We do everything we can to save a tooth but sometimes it is just not possible and it will need to be extracted. If this happens we will discuss replacement of the missing tooth or teeth with you in detail. There are several options and one of them is to have an implant placed.
A dental implant is a small but strong post made from biocompatible metals or ceramics. Under local anesthetic, it is inserted into the jaw bone in place of the missing tooth root and acts as a support for the tooth.
The healing phase is between 6 and 12 weeks depending on the individual medical situation. During this period the implant becomes securely attached to the jaw bone – a process called osseointegration.
Once healed, this artificial root acts as a base for fixing individual crowns, multi-tooth bridges, or an entire dental prosthesis.
Dental Implants are a great way to replace form and function when a tooth or several teeth are missing. Niall has been placing implants and restoring them for many years now and whilst he uses several implant systems according to need, his preference is to use the Straumann system.
This, he feels, gives his patients the confidence that the best quality systems are fitted and restored.
Dental implants can last many years and with care a lifetime. However, dental implants can fail if they are not given the right post fitting care and maintenance. That is why we ensure all out implants patients receive the right advice for them and have regular visits to our dental hygienists here at Cherrytree Dental Care in Wantage.