Some adults can lose multiple teeth for reasons ranging from teeth decay to injury. If this happens dental implants are often the best solution for replacing them. Implants are a permanent solution to tooth loss, helping to restore self-confidence by allowing patients to eat, speak and smile as normal. They feel and look completely natural and can be used in cases ranging from one missing tooth to a full mouth. They can also be used to secure dentures.
There are three parts to a full implant restoration. The first is the implant itself, which consists of a tiny titanium post and replaces what would be the structure of the roots in a normal tooth. It is fitted in the jaw. The second component is the abutment, which is an attachment connecting the crown to the implant. It has the implant fitted to its lower side and the crown fitted to the upper section, and will be invisible once these parts have been fixed. The third and final part, the crown, is the replacement tooth.
Several appointments will be required during the course of treatment. The first visit will consist of the dentist assessing your mouth by means of X-rays. The implant’s position will then be determined. During the actual fitting, local anaesthesia will be used before the preparation of the soft tissues. The implant will then be fitted into a tiny hole in the jaw bone that is drilled by the dentist. Once bone has formed around this area, a process called osseointegration which lasts between 2-6 months in most cases, a bridge or crown will be fitted. If you would like more information about dental implant options at Sparkle Dental Boutique near Hounslow please contact us to arrange a consultation.
Sparkle Dental Boutique 311 Boston Road Hanwell, Ealing London, W7 2AT
Monday to Friday:
8.30am – 5.00pm
By appointment only.