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Dental Implants

Missing Teeth and Implants

Tooth Loss and Implant Solutions

Dental implants present an excellent, long lasting fixed solution for recreating both the aesthetic appeal and chewing functionality of a smile.

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Optimal Solution for Missing Teeth

Thanks to advancements in implant dentistry, the replacement of missing teeth has become highly successful and remains a favoured choice among patients.

In certain instances, additional procedures may be necessary, particularly when teeth loss has occurred, such as bone or gum grafting.

It is crucial to correct the gap left by a missing tooth quickly. Using implants can prevent adverse effects, including bone loss or adjacent teeth moving and tilting into the empty space. Refer to the Impact of Missing Teeth.

Fixed Bridge Solution

A fixed dental bridge involves anchoring artificial teeth between two existing teeth (abutment teeth) on either side of the gap created by the missing teeth.

Removable Dentures: A Flexible Solution

A removable solution for correcting the gaps left by lost teeth, removable dentures utilize an acrylic or metal-acrylic device to secure all the artificial teeth. This versatile option allows for easy removal and provides an effective means to restore a complete dental structure.

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Key Considerations for Restoring Missing Teeth: A Comprehensive Guide

When considering the restoration of missing teeth, several important factors demand thoughtful evaluation:

  1. Removability vs. Permanence: Assessing whether a permanently fixed solution outweighs a removable one, especially in the context of long-term benefits.
  2. Treatment Speed: Considering the urgency of the treatment timeline; for instance, a bridge, often completed in two appointments over two weeks, may be favoured for quick solution compared to the longer timeframe associated with implant treatments.
  3. Oral Tissue Health: Considering the health of surrounding tissues, where a removable device might be preferred to assist in optimal cleaning of remaining oral tissues, especially in cases with a greater risk of dental decay.
  4. Non-Invasive Options: Considering the preference for non-invasive surgical alternatives, particularly for patients anxious of surgical procedures or those with medical conditions which would not allow surgery. Dental implants involve surgical insertion into the jawbone.
  5. Coverage and Protection Needs: Treating cases where the teeth adjacent to the gap require substantial protection. This is achieved through the comprehensive coverage provided by the protective crown segment of a bridge, making a denture an unsuitable choice in such instances.
  6. Multiple Teeth Replacement: Understanding the increased complexity associated with the replacement of multiple teeth, which may lead patients to opt for a simpler denture or a more extensive bridge treatment.

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Dental Implant Questions

  1. Lifespan of Dental Implants:
  2. Can Dental Implants last Indefinitely? Once the implant integrates with your jawbone and tissues, the titanium implant functions like a natural root. The lifespan of your implant also relies on the care and maintenance of your oral health.
  3. Pain and Discomfort: Is Pain Associated with Dental Implant Placement? When we  place the implant, we are careful to carry out a pain-free procedure and if required various sedation methods suitable for nervous patients.
  4. Age Requirement for Dental Implants: Is There a Minimum Age for Dental Implant Treatment? While there is no specific age limit, our dentists recommend individuals to be over 18 for the dental implant procedure.
  5. Safety of Dental Implant Treatment: We employ Computer Guided implant placement techniques. We also employ comprehensive planning systems to ensure the success and safety of the implant treatment.
  6. Value of Dental Implants: Assessing the Benefits of Dental Implants: A dental implant offers numerous oral health advantages, including smile enhancement, stabilisation of adjacent teeth, and protection against gum disease.
  7. Pain in the Implant Process: Managing Discomfort in the Implant Process: Some slight discomfort may following the placement of a new implant, which minimized through modern anaesthetics. Post-procedure, swelling and slight aching may occur for 1-2 days. Many patients undergo multiple implants in a single day with minimal pain or distress. Existing patient have described this discomfort as no worse than that experienced after a tooth removal.

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Implants undergo colour matching and meticulous shaping to seamlessly harmonize with your natural teeth. Implant teeth are virtually indistinguishable from real teeth.

Long-Lasting Dental Implants

Once the implant integrates with your jawbone and surrounding tissues, the artificial titanium structure functions just like a natural root.

When we insert a titanium implant into the jawbone, it becomes an integral part of your oral structure.

This provides numerous health advantages, such as slowing or stopping bone loss, reinforcing the jawbone's structure, and diminishing the likelihood of gum disease due to better cleaning when compared to dentures.[Learn More.]

Longevity of Dental Implants

When appropriately cared for, dental implants boast a lifespan ranging from ten to twenty-five years or even longer.

Dental implants are beneficial for:

  • Tooth loss due to trauma, accidents, or injuries
  • Missing teeth resulting from gum disease or insufficient bone
  • Substituting old, worn, or fractured dentures
  • Integrated treatments like Implant-Retained Dentures
  • Offering both removable and fixed options
  • Addressing individual tooth loss or entire arches in a single session

The long term success of your implant depends on your commitment to your oral health. [Discover more.]

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