Dental Implants

People lose teeth all the time, either through trauma (when teeth are knocked out) or due to decay, gum disease or old age. Whatever the reason for losing your teeth, they need to be replaced, both for aesthetic and functional reasons. Dental implants are now becoming a more popular treatment option to replace missing teeth, as they provide a longer-term solution, slow down bone loss and preserve nearby healthy tooth tissue.

What is a dental implant?

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root. It is made of a specially coated titanium that a dentist places into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or teeth bridge. Simple placement requires that enough depth and thickness of bone remains after the extraction area has healed. Our specialist will advise you if this is the case.

While high-tech in nature, dental implants are actually more tooth-saving than traditional bridgework. Since implants do not rely on neighboring teeth for support, there is no need to trim down or touch any of the teeth nearby.

Dental implants are so natural-looking and feeling, you may forget you ever lost a tooth. Do  you hide your smile because of spaces from missing teeth?  Maybe your dentures don't feel secure? Perhaps you have difficulty chewing..........

 

 

If you are missing one or more teeth and would like to smile again, speak and eat again with comfort and confidence, there is good news! Dental implants are teeth that can look and feel just like your own!

Here at Skye Dental we have a consultant implants specialist. Call now to book your consultation.

 

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