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Dental Implants: A Guide
Dental implants are an important step forward in dental surgery offering a permanent solution to missing teeth and ensuring stability across your entire smile. So what exactly are dental implants and how can they help you?
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants act much like anchors, fused with the jawbone, mimicking the structure of natural teeth. The new ‘root’, or titanium screw is designed to fit securely in the jawbone to ensure that the new tooth is secured with a stable and long-lasting foundation. Dental implants are often made up of a single tooth but can also be placed in multiples.
Can Anyone Have a Dental Implant?
Most people should be able to have a dental implant providing they are using a fully qualified and experienced implant surgeon. If the jawbone that the dental implant would need to be placed in is degraded then a bone graft might be needed to restore the jaw before an implant is fitted. When a gap is left in teeth the jawbone may naturally recede which is why it is imperative to consult an implant surgeon in a timely manner to ensure that an implant is possible.
It is important to remember that implants need to be treated with the same care that normal teeth require and additionally smokers need to be aware that this habit can significantly reduce the implants ability to heal and successfully attach to the jawbone.
What Can I Expect From Surgery?
Each case is different! At Woodborough House we offer Computer Guided Dental Implant placement. This allows us to place virtual implants utilising 3D X-rays of the jaw. A template is then created that shows us exactly where the implant should be placed to ensure the best possible outcome. The big advantage of this treatment is that often teeth can be placed immediately.
We offer Teeth In A Day at Woodborough House which, if appropriate for the patient, can mean a significantly reduced timescale from start to completion. An Arthroscope is used – a probe rather like an Endoscope – which is inserted into a small incision in the jaw tissue. Less scarring means reduced pain and swelling, and many patients who have elected to have the Teeth in a Day procedure find that they can do all their usual activities the next day.
We also offer All on Four for patients who require multiple restorations. In the past a complete restoration may have called for up to 12 separate implants however with this revolutionary new treatment only four implants are needed to restore a full smile.
As with any treatment you may find you experience some discomfort but we often receive feedback from our patients that it is not nearly as uncomfortable as they anticipated and the results absolutely outweigh the process.
Will Implants Look Like Real Teeth?
A good implant surgeon will always use the best materials and have the skill to place the tooth so that it fits in with your natural teeth. We know how important it is to our patients to have a natural looking smile and so seamless teeth are paramount to our process.
Why Woodborough House?
Well, we are pretty proud of our reputation here at Woodborough House. Our implant team is headed up by award-winning Dr Nick Fahey who is one of the few General Dental Council Registered Specialists in the United Kingdom in Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics. We have won a number of awards relating to our Implant Practice including:
- 2016: Best High Technology Practice – Private Dentistry Awards
- 2013: Best Implant Practice – Private Dentistry Awards
- 2012: Best Multiple Implant Case Award – Smile Awards
Additionally Woodborough House is a practice centered around patient care and excellence, our motto is ‘If it is important to you, it is important to us’ – Why not have a look at some of the lovely testimonials patients have left for us: Testimonials
If you would like more information over an informal chat with Cathy our Treatment Coordinator or would like to book in for a consultation with Dr Nick then give us a call on: 01189843108