Whether you’re missing just one tooth or multiple teeth, dental implants provide a very successful solution
As dentistry continues to push through with technological advancements, dental implants have clearly come out on-top when regarding tooth replacement methods. Here at Family Dental Clinic – West End, we recognise the connection between looking good and feeling great. If your smile is making you feel inadequate or self-conscious, spend some time understanding how we can help you achieve that elevated feeling you get with a healthy, full smile.
Single tooth replacement:
Using a screw-shaped titanium rod, dental implants are designed to replace the root of the lost tooth. This replacement method has a proven success rate for 98% of treated patients studied over a period of 10 years. This is because of the process of osseointegration; where the jaw bone accepts the titanium rod as if it were a tooth root.
Following the placement of the implant, an imitation tooth is screwed in to place. The replacement is specifically tailored to match all your natural surrounding teeth, recreating an improved natural grin.
Multiple tooth replacement:
Using a fixed bridge style or full arch implant, we are able securely fix the replacement teeth to your gums. This method gets rid of any sort of jaw bone damage you would usually get from removable tooth replacement methods.
The fixed bridge method follows a similar process to the single implant but uses a sort of connected tooth bridge so to avoid multiple implants shifting and bumping into each other. The fixed bridge offers that extra little bit of support and structure to your face and gums.
The full arch implant is the replacement method generally used for patients who suffer from complete loss of teeth. Full arch implants offer a much more permanent alternative to dentures. By replacing your missing teeth with a full arch implant, you are able to give your face a more comfortable feel and natural shape.
Dental implants are able to restore the natural functions of your mouth and help you restore your oral health.