8th December 2020
The Dental Implant Procedure
One of the most impressive advancements in modern dentistry? The humble dental implant. Many of our patients aren’t even aware of this clever false tooth. When our expert dentists discuss them as a viable option for missing teeth, our Stourbridge patients are astounded – could this really be the answer to their gappy smile?
A big difference in one tiny tooth
Dental implants are commonly used to replace a missing tooth (or several missing teeth). They can help restore your smile to its former glory, both in form and function. That’s because, to the untrained eye, they appear as natural-looking as your existing teeth; and thanks to their clever construction, they’re just as strong.
An effective treatment
Tooth implants are extremely effective, in part thanks to their high success rate (less than 10% of dental implants fail). What’s more, they’re a more discreet and stable alternative to dentures and bridges, which are non-permanent replacements for your missing teeth.
A straightforward procedure
We know you’ll be dying to hear more about the process and what’s involved. Rest assured our expert dentists here in Stourbridge will discuss every element of treatment and aftercare with you, so you know exactly what to expect.
The first step is your consultation – are dental implants the right choice for you? We’ll assess your oral health, check through your dental history and plan for the future.
Next, you’ll have the titanium root part of the dental implant inserted below the gumline. In a matter of weeks to months, your new tooth root will fuse to your jawbone, giving it a strong foundation for life. This part of the process does involve some very minor surgery, as an incision needs to be made before placing the tooth implant.
Finally, the porcelain crown is fitted in place, leaving you free to enjoy your brand-new smile!
A boost to your oral health
One of the biggest advantages of dental implants over other types of missing tooth treatment is their ability to preserve the bone and gum in your mouth. This means there’s less chance of other teeth moving or loosening over time, and will help you retain your bite and chew function.
So many benefits
A strong foundation for eating. A realistic replacement for lost teeth. An anti-ageing treatment for your smile. Dental implant benefits are seemingly endless – a new tooth (or teeth) you can rely on for life, just by following oral care basics and attending the dentist for check-ups. Stourbridge tooth implants look the part and act the part, and can even help take years off your age.
If you have one or multiple missing teeth, do not hesitate to get in touch with our dental practice in Stourbridge to have a consultation for dental implants, to restore the form and function of your mouth.