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Dental Implants

Replace lost or missing teeth with dental implants in Bristol

Replace missing teeth with dental implants

DenturesWidely regarded as the most effective and aesthetic method of replacing a missing tooth or teeth, dental implants are small titanium screws that are placed into prepared sockets in the jawbone. Titanium is bio-compatible with the body and integrates with the bone – a process known as osseointegration – allowing a new tooth restoration, such as a dental crown, to be attached to the implant, allowing the tooth to look and function in just the same way as a natural tooth.

The procedure

After being fully assessed to ensure implants are the right treatment option for you, a small incision is made in the gum tissue and a small hole drilled into the jawbone. The implant is fixed into the socket and left for around 4 to 6 weeks to integrate with the bone and ensure the gum has healed completely before the final restoration is attached which can include a crown, denture or bridge.

The benefits

Dental implants are highly regarded by dentists and patients alike because they act just like a natural tooth. Implants are entirely safe and help to reduce bone loss, provide exceptional functionality and provide guaranteed anchorage for dentures, making the problem of loose dentures a thing of the past.

After the procedure

Once any implants have been fitted it is important to look after your mouth and maintain good oral hygiene to prevent any problems such as infection. We provide patient information leaflets about the procedure and are always on hand to answer any of your questions or concerns. There may be a degree of soreness after implant placement, but painkillers such as paracetamol or ibuprofen should quickly ease any discomfort. You should take it easy for a couple of days following implant placement, eat soft foods and refrain from smoking, which can otherwise slow down the healing process.

Although dental implants are one of the most effective ways of replacing missing teeth, they are not suitable for everyone. Patients who smoke, have weak bone tissue or have certain oral or other health problems may be advised to consider alternative treatment. We will thoroughly assess every individual case and offer information and advice to help you make the right decision for you.

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