A dental implant (tooth implant) is the most modern and advanced method for tooth replacement and can be used to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth or all of the teeth.
Modern dental implants are extremely durable, natural looking and offer a more permanent solution to traditional dentures (removable false teeth) without the associated stigma and daily maintenance routines. A successful and well maintained dental implant can last an entire lifetime, and has many life changing benefits.
Aswell as creating an obvious aesthetic improvement – which by itself offers life changing rewards, our goal with a tooth implant is to also help restore your mouths natural function and jawbone structure.
Mind the gap! …Having a missing tooth will increase the forces and pressure on your remaining teeth, when chewing and biting. A dental implant will ease the load, helping to slow down preventable tooth deterioration, fractures and reducing the likelihood of loosing additional teeth.
Fitting a dental implant is a relatively simple procedure, which involves titanium screws being inserted into the jaw bone. These screws integrate with the bone and are able to support an artificial replacement. A dental implant is usually completed over a period of 3 to 6 months. This is the most advanced method of replacing missing teeth and would not always be appropriate.
At Keynsham Dental Care, our knowledgable dentists will guide you through your tooth/teeth replacement options and discuss the advantages of a dental implant, compared with alternative treatments and the health risks of simply taking no action and not replacing the tooth. We will be able to advise you on the most appropriate treatment for your individual requirements and lifestyle.