Dental implants are a modern and exciting development in the dental industry, that is allowing for implant dentists to offer secure tooth replacements with dental implants. Dental implants are titanium or ceramic screws that are implanted in the patients jaw to effectively act as the new tooth’s root, which anchors the crown (visible part of tooth) or restoration in place. The implant will fuse with the jawbone for maximum stability, allowing the patient to enjoy the normal functions of having secure teeth e.g. eating, drinking, talking etc.
Each patients case can vary quite dramatically, and will depend on the patients individual needs. For example, there can be a number of combinations of missing teeth in the mouth which may require extensive work that could include a combination of dental implants and restorations or it could be a simpler one tooth replacement case.
If you have multiple missing teeth and you are looking at a secure way to replace them, dental implants could be an ideal treatment for you. The locations of these missing teeth are important to take into consideration as it can determine how many implants are needed to meet your needs. If the gaps are in the same area of the mouth, it might be possible to anchor in the restoration with fewer implants (e.g. 3 missing teeth might not require 3 implants etc), than if for example, the gaps are in different place of the mouth (e.g. 3 gaps not next to each other, 3 implants might be required to secure in place etc).
Every patient we see for a free consultation does have different needs and it is very much case dependent for the suitability of dental implants. We will always asses each patient’s individual needs and will advise which treatment options will be the most suitable for them. Implants are quite a complex treatment as there are a number of factors that need to be taken into consideration before placing the implants, for example, the patients level of bone in the jaw, are the sinuses high enough, is there enough space to place the implants etc.
We will take our time to carefully asses each patients case and will give multiple (if available) suitable options to meet their needs. Please do not hesitate to call us today and book your free consultation.