Implants are a sturdier and longer-lasting alternative for people who are missing several teeth and who have sufficient bone density to support them. An implant is an artificial tooth root made from titanium that is surgically placed into the jaw to support a replacement crown or bridge. Several Dental Implants can strongly secure a denture in place and give you the confidence to eat without worrying about them becoming loose.
Thorough assessment is required to ensure you are a suitable candidate for this. This involves x rays. Once suitability is ascertained dental implants are surgically embedded in the jawbone. Once the post is in place, bone, and gum tissue heals around it, making it a durable substitute for the natural tooth root. After the posts have healed appropriately, tooth restorations such as porcelain crowns, bridges, or dentures are placed on top.
An implant can be used for anyone who has a space and does not want to wear a removable denture. A thorough examination is necessary to assess bone levels to ensure it is the most appropriate treatment for you. Implants are contra indicated in certain medical conditions and for those who smoke
To find out more please contact Dr Rob Jukes at Gentle Dental in Salisbury.
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