Dental Implants are small titanium posts which replace the root part of an absent tooth. The implant is placed into the jaw bone and once it has integrated, it can support a crown, bridge or denture.
Tooth loss at any age and for whatever reason can be a traumatic experience. Replacing a missing tooth can be achieved by use of a denture, a bridge or a dental implant. Implants can provide secure, fixed foundations and are the nearest alternative available to a natural tooth.
Each patient needs to be carefully and thoroughly assessed to consider their best dental option for tooth replacement. If the patient decides to proceed with dental implant treatment, this treatment can be completed at our practice in Headington.
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Single tooth replacement
Often a single tooth is lost due to an accident and a dental implant can provide a reliable long-term solution in many cases. This treatment does not require any cutting of the adjacent teeth – such as would be the case with a traditional bridge.
Dental implants can also be used to support multiple teeth. This usually involves the placement of two implants, which are used to support a fixed bridge.
To replace all the teeth in an arch, as an alternative to a denture for example, requires several implants to be placed. The number of implants required is dependent on the clinical assessment of each individual case.
A loose fitting denture is a common problem for thousands of people. Securing dentures using dental implants restores chewing function and reduces irritation of the gums, leading to an enhanced quality of life. The additional support and stability gives the wearer the confidence to carry on their life, eat what they want, smile and laugh without being self-conscious.