Dental implants are small titanium screws that act as an anchor for your replacement teeth. Just like a natural tooth root, they bond with your jaw to provide a strong and stable foundation.
Dental Implant FAQ
Below are common questions about dental implants. If you’d like more information, and to discuss your treatment, why not book a free consultation with our Treatment Coordinator. Simply call 01332 220623 for an appointment.
You can use dental implants for:
- Single tooth replacement
- Replacing multiple teeth
- Full mouth reconstruction
- Stabilising dentures
Implants look very like natural teeth. In fact, you probably won’t notice the difference. And neither will anyone else. They function like natural teeth too, so you can eat just as you did before you lost your teeth.
Once the dental implants have been placed it usually takes around 4-6 months to heal.
Bone loss is something that happens when you’ve had missing teeth for any length of time. It can cause the shape of your face to change and affect how you speak. Implants reduce bone loss. And, by helping to spread the force of biting and chewing evenly, implants can also preserve your remaining teeth.
During your dental implant surgery you will be under local anaesthetic, so you won’t feel any pain during the process. As with all surgery, there will be some discomfort afterwards, however, this should be manageable with painkillers.