What are dental implants?
Dental implants are a great way to replace one or more missing teeth. They are strong, permanent and natural-looking tooth replacements.
An implant itself is a small titanium post that is placed into the jawbone. Over time the bone grows around and bonds with the titanium to provide a secure base, just like a tooth root. An implant can support a single replacement tooth, a bridge or a denture with several replacement teeth.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Dental implants are the next best thing to still having your own teeth! They allow you to be free from many issues traditionally associated with dentures - for example, they don't move around so you can eat and speak with confidence.
Dental implants enable patients to maintain bone structure and support facial tissues to recover their natural appearance.
They look and feel like natural teeth so many patients feel more confident and happy as a result of having treatment.
Explanation of animation: a missing front tooth. A hole is prepared in the jaw bone in stages. An Implant is fitted ... and a healing cap inserted. When the Implant has healed, the healing cap is exposed ... and an abutment inserted. A crown is then fited to the abutment.
Are dental implants right for me?
If you would like to find out more about replacing your missing teeth with dental implants please book a no-obligation appointment at our practice in Accrington. We will be happy to give you all the information you need.
This page was last updated on 04 of December 2015