If you suffer from missing teeth and either don’t want or can’t tolerate a removable denture, dental implants can provide a permanent life-changing solution.
A dental implant is a small metal rod or screw, which is secured into the jawbone directly through the gums to support a false tooth. Once the rod-like structure is fitted and the gum tissue has been given time to heal, false teeth are attached to implants and your smile will be restored to its natural beauty.
What are they made of?
The implant itself is usually made of titanium and once inserted the implant gradually fuses with the jawbone during the healing process. This time is called osseointegration and can take around three to six months.
In some cases, it is possible to fit the false teeth straight onto the implants which will create the prefect smile in just one day. In other cases, due to the amount of bone available, the implants need to be left to heal for a few months before the final restorations can be fitted.
Do they look natural?
Great care is taken to ensure the result of your dental implants is natural looking and match the exact colour of any existing teeth. This attention to detail is shown as quality dentists such as Enhancedental in Leeds. This means that you can achieve the smile you’ve always wanted and people will never know you’ve had the work done.
What are my options?
There are several different types of implants and they can be used to replace a single lost tooth, several teeth or even a full set of teeth if necessary. Once they have become established, implants are strong and durable and are becoming an increasingly popular long-term solution for many patients who have lost one or more teeth.
For those who have lived with ill-fitting dentures that move around and cause embarrassment when eating or talking, or those who have been self-conscious of a gap in their smile, dental implants can make a huge positive difference to your life. You will once again be able to eat what you like and get your confidence back.