At Gloucester Street Dental we can place implants to provide a long-lasting replacement to your missing teeth.
Depending on your aesthetic goals and personal expectations, we may recommend dental implants to restore your missing teeth. To confirm that you are a good candidate for implants, the bone mass and structure of your jaw will be examined carefully beforehand.
A Dental Implant is a small titanium screw placed into the jawbone. Titanium is the preferred material because it can integrate (fuse) completely with the bone tissue in your jaw. A Dental Implant acts as a strong foundation and can be used to support a single crown or to secure a denture.
You will have a full assessment to check that the jawbone is suitable for placing an implant. After numbing the treatment area using a local anaesthetic, your dentist will carefully implant the titanium screw into your bone. It can then take up to six months for a dental implant to properly fuse with the surrounding bone tissue. We may fit you with a temporary bridge or denture until the healing process is complete. We take x-rays to check the bone healing, and once happy with the result we will then work with our dental technicians to create the restoration to secure on top of the implant.
Excellent oral hygiene and regular dental hygiene visits will keep your implant in good shape for many years. You should brush and floss as you would with your natural teeth; your dentist and hygienist will show you special techniques if necessary. If your implant is used to securely hold a denture in place, we will check the fit so that it stays comfortable.
If you would like to discuss your options for having a Dental Implant, please call Gloucester Street Dental on 01285 653251 to speak to one of our team. We are also able to offer finance starting from 0% to make paying for your treatment more convenient.