Dental Implantsat Dentalcare Swindon
What are Dental Implants?
Missing teeth can cause problems eating, embarrassment and lower your self-esteem. There are various options to replace missing teeth and these can include dentures, bridges or dental implants. We can discuss these options with you when you book a consultation, and talk about which might be the best treatment for you.
Dental implants are a popular choice as they are the only permanent replacement for a missing tooth or missing teeth.
A dental implant is made up of a titanium post which is gently inserted into your jawbone, acting as the root of your tooth. A crown or bridge then sits on top of this to act as your new tooth.
Your missing teeth options
There are several different dental implants and generally the type that you opt for will depend upon how many missing or failing teeth that you wish to replace.
Single dental implant
If you have one missing tooth, then a single dental implant is a good choice. The implant is placed into your jawbone and the crown is added to the top which acts as the visible tooth in your mouth. Sometimes you will be given a temporary crown until your permanent crown is ready after being custom made to fit. Usually the procedure for a single dental implant can take place in one appointment time.
All-On-4 dental implants
If you have multiple missing teeth or no teeth at all, then the all-on-4 dental implants are a good choice. Just 4 dental implants are inserted into your gums which support a complete set of new teeth. All-on-4 dental implants is often a more straight forward procedure than inserting several single dental implants to replace missing teeth. The all-on-4 dental implants also prove more cost-effective and can have a faster healing time as opposed to several single implants.
Dental Implants are suitable if you:
Dental implants are suitable for you if you:
- Have multiple missing teeth or a single missing tooth
- Don’t want to wear dentures
- Have loose, decaying, broken teeth or teeth which are in poor condition
- Suffer discomfort with missing teeth
- Want to smile again with confidence
- Feel that your speech is affected by gaps in your mouth or with dentures
- Want to eat all your favourite foods and live your life normally
We understand that dental implants need a lot of thought and consideration and for that reason, we have a have a dental implant coordinator who is dedicated to providing you with support and advice throughout the entire process.
To find out more about dental implants, book a consultation.
Frequently asked questions about Dental Implants
How long do dental implants last?
This varies according to each patient. Most dental implants last for many years and the life of your dental implants can be prolonged with good oral hygiene and care of your teeth and gums.
Do dental implants hurt?
A local anaesthetic will be used to numb your gum so that you cannot feel anything during the implant surgery. Once this wears off, you may feel sore and like any surgery, this may take a couple of days to feel better. After this time, your dental implants should not cause you any pain at all and you can live your life as normal with your new teeth.
Are dental implants better than dentures?
This is no right answer to this question. Both have advantages and disadvantages. Dentures are cheaper than dental implants, but dental implants are permanent and look and feel like natural teeth. It is a good idea to book an appointment to discuss all options with your dentist and find out which are best suited to you.