The Types Of Dental Implant We Offer
Thinking of dental implants? Then you’ve come to the right place. Here in Farringdon, we provide exceptional dental treatments that help improve the health, appearance and function of your smile. Today, we’re looking at how our dental implants work, what types are on offer, and other things you need to know about these clever replacement teeth.
Dental implants replace missing teeth
But incredibly, there are different options available. While a single dental implant can replace a single missing tooth, implant-supported bridges can substitute several teeth (with a ‘cap’ each end to fit over your remaining teeth), and implant-retained dentures can be an option for one or both sets of teeth.
Tooth implants offer strength and durability
A lookalike tooth that also acts the part? Welcome to tooth implants. You’ll be able to smile, laugh, talk, chew and more, just like normal – and without worrying about your appearance at the same time, thanks to their durable construction. Made from mouth-friendly metal and porcelain, the root of the tooth implant will actually ‘fuse’ with your underlying bone to form a strong anchor point.
Treatment is highly successful
In most cases, 90-95% of dental implants are successful. And, thanks to a consultation ahead of treatment, you’ll know in advance if it will work for you. Even in cases where there may be gum disease and bone loss, if this is treatable – for instance, with grafting – you might still be able to have the tooth implants placed.
Results that last
With single implants typically taking around 1 hour to place – plus a few weeks to months in healing – the process doesn’t take that long to yield realistic results. And, a temporary crown is worn during healing. Our patients love how realistic their tooth implants look – they’re even colour-matched to the remaining teeth, so fit in seamlessly with your smile.
Minimal pain, during and after treatment
Even though dental implants require a type of minor surgery, most patients don’t experience discomfort during the procedure, thanks to numbing anaesthetic. And, with over-the-counter pain relief and ice packs usually sufficient in the early days, most don’t report them being any more painful than treatments such as extractions. In addition, we’re here to help – so let us know if there’s anything we can offer, or advice we can share, for managing discomfort.
Are you ready for a brand new smile? Then talk to our Farringdon team today and see what we could do for your smile.