Implant Dentist Harley Street London
Why Choose Dental Implants?
If you have missing teeth or a loose denture then dental implants can provide you with the ultimate solution as they are the closest thing you will ever have in getting your original teeth back.
A dental implant is quite simply a titanium tooth root. Implants look and feel just like normal teeth and provide the rock solid support a cap needs to withstand the pressures of chewing.
In addition, they simply cannot decay and therefore will never need root canal treatment. Implants also maintain the bone that is normally lost when a tooth is removed.
You can easily replace between 1 and 24 teeth with caps supported by dental implants.
The Dental Implant Treatment Process
Implant treatment is a 2 stage process. The implant or titanium tooth root is placed by the implant specialist (diagram 1). It takes approximately eight weeks for your implant to heal (diagram 2). At this stage a standard impression is taken and the dental laboratory fabricates your new tooth (cap) and the custom device which will securely hold your new tooth to the implant. In the final stage the new tooth (cap) is fitted to the dental implant (diagrams 3, 4 and 5).
Understanding Dental Implants
Dental implants can be used to replace a single missing tooth. Two implants can be used to replace several missing teeth by supporting a permanently fixed bridge of teeth. For patients missing a full arch of teeth implants can be used to support a permanently fixed arch of teeth, alternatively implants may be used to stabilise removable dentures.
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