Dental implants are a popular approach to smile restoration. Patients keep asking lots of questions related to these modern teeth loss treatment so that they can make an informed decision that may have a significant effect on their life. Keeping this in mind, an implant dentist in London shares some crucial information related to the cutting-edge treatment in the following paragraphs of the blog post.
DS Dental is a reliable place to fill up the gap on your jawline caused by a missing tooth or teeth with dental implants in London. Expert dentists associated with the practice explain an implant is an artificial root of a tooth that can be used to hold a tooth or a series of teeth in place. It is surgically drilled into the jawbone. Technically, the term ‘implant’ means only the artificial root or part of the tooth that is inserted into the jawbone and not the entire tooth replacement.
Teeth implants are suitable in cases where the patient suffered an accident or medical condition that caused her or him to lose one or more teeth. It is also recommended to people for purely aesthetic causes.
An implanted tooth or teeth look as well as functions just like your natural ones. Dentists consider dental implants as the best solution to teeth loss problem.
Suitable patients for Implant surgery are those having sufficient jawbone to support an implant post. If you do not have sufficient jawbone, your dentist may recommend you for bone grafting before performing the surgical procedure to place the implant post into your jawbone.
Mini dental implants are also available and are ideal for people who cannot have conventional implants. Mini implants have thinner roots compared to their conventional counterparts and require less jawbone mass to hold them in place.
Unlike conventional implants, mini implants can be fitted in just a single visit. You do not have to wait for 4 to 6 months’ turnaround time for the implant to settle into the jawbone.
Dental implants come in two varieties:
The best quality dental implants are made of an alloy of titanium. Pure Titanium is too soft and so its alloys are used. The metal is biocompatible in nature along with being strong and durable. In the course of time, the implant post made from biocompatible titanium alloy fuses with the surrounding jawbone and the gum tissues. Thus an implanted tooth or teeth is a lifetime solution to your lost natural tooth or teeth.
Non-metallic implants are also available in recent times. They are mostly made from different types of polymers and ceramics. The best alternative to titanium implants is zirconia implants. When you use zirconia implants, there’s no need to get an artificial abutment although much research is necessary to understand the pros and cons they offer.
An implant is only the artificial tooth root that is inserted into the jawbone to support a replacement tooth or teeth in place.
In cases of a single tooth replacement, the implant is fitted with an individual crown. This crown is different from the ones used in repairing a broken natural tooth. You can also fix the problem of a single missing tooth with a dental bridge. However, this solution requires the trimming down of healthy teeth on both sides of the gap.
An implant bridge is ideal in cases where more than one adjacent tooth is missing. In these cases, you don’t need an implant for each missing tooth. Rather, just 2 implants can easily provide the necessary support to a series of 3 or 4 artificial teeth fused together.
If all the teeth in the jaw require replacement, denture implants are most suitable. Conventional dentures are placed on the gum and are fixed using adhesive. But dentures that are implant-retained, clip on to fixed abutments and are obviously more tightly secured and long-lasting. Unlike traditional dentures, they offer fewer problems with speech and eating. Nor implant-retained dentures are at risk of slipping out of their place.
Dental implants prevent the disintegration of the jaw bone and contribute to sufficiently maintaining the shape of your natural jawline.
Initially, both single-tooth implant and denture implants are more costly than conventional tooth or teeth-loss solutions. But in the long run, they prove to be more cost-effective.
Dental implants treatment involves considerable financial investment. Private dentists in London charge differently for the treatment. DS Dental, located at Harley Street, offers a reasonable cost for this treatment. The prices at this private dental practice are as follows:
Our private dentist in London possesses one of the highest success rates in handling teeth implant cases. Feel free to book your appointment with us to resolve your tooth or teeth loss problem using dental implants.