Dental Implants at Cheslyn Hay Dental Practice in Walsall
Permanent replacements for missing teeth
A dental implant is an artificial titanium tooth root replacement placed into the jawbone and is used in dentistry to hold a replacement tooth, bridge or denture.
Implant-retained replacement teeth are generally more comfortable than dentures as there is no slipping or movement. They are also a great fixed alternative to bridgework for replacing missing teeth, eliminating the need to reshape healthy teeth.
Dental implants can help to maintain the shape and structure of the jaw bone which will change after teeth have been extracted.
Benefits of implant-supported teeth:
They are the most natural solution functionally.
Dental implants are fixed whereas removable dentures have to be taken out of the mouth for cleaning and maintenance.
Cannot be distinguished from real teeth in function and appearance in daily life.
Provide a stable foundation for a denture. They spare patients the disadvantages of conventional prostheses such as pressure points and poor fit. The palate is not covered by a denture material, which has a positive effect on speech and the sense of taste.
They make it unnecessary to reshape the neighbouring teeth.
Can prevent bone atrophy where a tooth is missing and implant is placed. Like natural tooth roots, implants transmit chewing forces to the jaw bone helping to preserve the natural bone shape.
Reliable: Implants are a safe, well-established, tried-and-tested treatment. Dental implants are a long-term solution. If cared for properly they can last a lifetime.
Restoring a gap with an implant involves 2 stages:-
Stage 1: The implant is surgically placed into the jawbone below the gum.
Stage 2: After a period of healing which is usually around 3 months, the implant becomes integrated with the bone and can then be restored with an implant-retained crown, bridge or denture which fits on top of the implant.
We can arrange for you to have implants placed by a very experienced highly skilled practitioner, which can then be restored within our own practice. Please contact us if you require further information.