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What are Dental Implants?

by parkside-admin, on 8th September 2017


What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are a way of replacing missing teeth. A titanium screw is planted in the jawbone which acts like the root of a natural tooth. A tooth coloured crown/bridge or denture is then attached over the top of the screw which gives the appearance of natural teeth.

Who are implants suitable for?

Implants are suitable for patients with one or more missing permanent teeth.

Can implants always be used to replace missing teeth?

It depends on the condition of the bone in your jaw. If there is not enough it is sometimes possible to use a bone graft or synthetic bone.

Does implant treatment hurt?

Most of our patients report little discomfort after having an implant. Before placing an implant a local anaesthetic is given so that you will not feel any pain however, you may feel some discomfort during the week after the surgery.

If you are nervous or anxious about having treatment or if it is a complicated case we may be able to offer you sedation.

What happens after the implant has been placed?

The bone in your jaw needs to grow onto and fuse with the surface of the implant. This healing phase usually takes around 8 weeks.

You may have a temporary denture whilst waiting for your implants to heal or if you already have dentures, you can keep wearing these.

After the healing phase you will have appointments to take impressions so that the permanent crown/bridge or denture can be made.

Benefits at a glance

  • They look, feel and function like your natural teeth
  • Healthy teeth will not need to be cut down
  • Anchoring dental implants in the jawbone stimulates bone tissue and gums ensuring a natural result whilst helping to maintain facial structures
  • They eliminate the discomfort and insecurity of loose, ill-fitting dentures
  • You have a secure, permanent tooth replacement independent of other teeth.

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