If you have a missing tooth and are looking for a dental treatment that will replace it in the closest possible way to a natural tooth, dental implants are the answer you’re looking for. Although dentures and bridges are a great and relatively inexpensive solution for missing teeth, a dental implant is structured in much the same way as a natural tooth, with a supportive metal ‘root’.
Providing there is sufficient bone to support the implant, the process begins with a titanium implant being placed into the bone of your jaw. The protruding end of the implant has an internally-threaded abutment that will eventually be bonded to a crown, forming the tooth. This new implant will take some time to settle and fully heal, but once it has the crown can then be fitted.
Advantages of dental implants
Dental implants have several other distinct advantages over bridges and dentures. After the loss of a tooth, the surrounding bone grows over the hole to cover it. This can lead to bone loss in the area, a process called bone resorption. An implant will prevent this occurring, as well as stopping surrounding teeth moving over the gap and teeth on the opposing side of the jaw over-erupting.
Implants can be used for other applications beyond simply to replace missing teeth. It is also possible to use implants to support more than one tooth, and even to use a series of implants to secure dentures.
Whatever treatment you choose with us at our dental practice in Swindon, you can be assured of the same excellent standard of patient care. We will walk you through every stage of your treatment, looking after you all the way. Book an appointment today.
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