Dental Implants in Epsom
Are You Struggling With Your Dentures?
Do You Have Gaps Between Your Teeth?
End The Embarrassment Of Your Missing Teeth
Epsom Dental Centre have the solution to your problems with Dental Implants. Helping you to restore your smile and boost your self confidence.
Dental implants are a realistic replacement for missing teeth, meaning that you can smile with confidence again without the need of wearing a denture. Dental implants are a great way of replacing one or more missing teeth. They are strong, permanent, and look and feel completely natural.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a modern treatment for replacing missing teeth. Dental implants are fitted to the bone where the tooth root would usually be.
This provides a strong foundation for new permanent or removable teeth or dentures. When fitted with a professional practitioner, dental implants are indistinguishable from other teeth.
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Why Consider Dental Implants?
Beyond the cosmetic disadvantages, missing teeth can also be bad news for your oral health. The space left by a lost tooth can cause adjacent teeth to fall into the gap.
The teeth on the opposing jaw may also be inclined to drift into the space. This slow drifting into the gap where the tooth needs to be replaced can cause bite problems if left untreated.
If the surrounding bone collapses into the socket which is left exposed due to a missing tooth, this can result in a resorption of the bone in your jaw. This resorption affects the overlying gum and causes it to shrink.
The gum on the adjacent teeth can also shrink back causing black triangles to appear either side of the gap. Due to a reduction in bone and gum in the area where the tooth was removed, the aesthetics of your teeth and smile are compromised.
In time, this loss of bone means that future dental implants are either impossible to place or more costly as additional bone grafting may be required. We recommend considering dental implants immediately after the loss of any teeth.
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What is the Procedure for Having Dental Implants Placed?
Once you have decided to replace missing teeth, we will have an initial consultation with you to decide whether dental implants are the best solution for you. Your options will always be discussed fully, along with any associated costs.
If dental implants are right for you, we can begin the planning process. We take detailed measurements using x-rays and dental impressions to calculate the precise location of your new dental implant. The location of the implant determines the final aesthetic result and how well the implant will be secured into the bone.
After the planning phase, we can begin actual treatment. The process is normally carried out under local anaesthetic and for anxious patients we can offer hypnotherapy to help you relax. The dental implant is placed and we then wait for six weeks for the dental implant to integrate with the surrounding bone and for the soft tissue to heal.
The amazing thing with a titanium dental implant is that your body does not recognise it as a foreign object, resulting in the complete integration of the implant into your jaw.
You will then return to the practice where we will check that the implant has fully integrated. Success rates are extremely high.
We can then progress to making the final tooth, which fits over the top of the dental implant. Impressions will be taken and sent to the dental laboratory for manufacture. Two weeks later, your final crown can be fitted. The procedure is very similar for dentures.
I’d Like to Have Dental Implants, What Do I Do Next?
If you would like to replace your missing teeth and believe that dental implants may be the best solution for you, please complete the form below for a free consultation.