DENTAL IMPLANTS

The ultimate solution to missing teeth: permanent, natural-looking dental implants in Doncaster

Dental implants in Doncaster

If you are missing a tooth or teeth, you may be an ideal candidate for high-tech dental implants – titanium plugs that are inserted into your jawbone to support a completely lifelike false tooth, permanently. No other treatment comes as close to creating the look and feel of a real tooth – and no other treatment has the potential to last your lifetime.

At Churchview Dental Practice, we are fully qualified to offer dental implants in-house. The procedure involves relatively minor surgery, but does require the commitment to attend appointments over a number of months. And the result? You’ll be able to eat normally, speak clearly and smile beautifully. Dental implants aren’t just about function and aesthetics – they can dramatically improve your quality of life.

Dental implants in Doncaster – the benefits:

– Replace missing teeth, permanently. Implants fill in the gaps and bring back the smile you once had – and with good oral health, they won’t need replacing, ever!

 

– Restore your confidence. With dental implants, you’ll once again be able to enjoy eating foods such as apples, steak and even corn on the cob with confidence – as well as speak and laugh without fear of your teeth moving.

 

– Ditch the dentures. Implants can either completely replace dentures, or anchor a denture permanently in place, so you won’t feel it slip or need to remove it for cleaning.

 

– Look younger for longer. Because dental implants support your jawbone, they reduce or eliminate bone loss. This prevents the ageing facial sagging you would otherwise experience when teeth are missing.

FAQs

What exactly are dental implants?

A dental implant is a high-tech plug that replaces your tooth root. It’s surgically implanted into the jaw using state-of-the-art equipment and techniques, and is made from a super-strong, biocompatible material – usually titanium – to which your jaw bone will eventually bond. Once this has happened, a prosthetic tooth can be screwed onto the implant.

What are the different options for implants?

Implants can be used for a variety of purposes, replacing a single tooth, multiple teeth, or a full set of teeth. Implants can also be used to permanently anchor bridges and dentures.

Can anyone have implants?

Implants can only be considered for healthy mouths – so some patients may find that the process of getting implants will first require other dental work, such as bone grafting, gum surgery or orthodontics. Make an appointment at Churchview Dental Practice for an initial consultation to assess your suitability for implants.

How does the dental implant procedure work?

Dental implant surgery is high-tech and minimally invasive. With the help of 3D scanning and a computer-guided dental laser, an implant can be placed so accurately that it involves the least possible trauma and therefore a swift recovery time. Once the implant has been placed in the jaw, you will need to wait a few months for the integration process to take place – this is where your natural bone tissue grows around the implant, securing it in place for life. Once integration has successfully completed, you’ll be able to return to Churchview Dental Practice for the final fitting of your new tooth.

Are implants possible for nervous patients?

Yes! Fear of the dentist is very common and quite understandable if you had a bad experience when you were younger, perhaps with a school dentist in the 1960s and 1970s. But implant surgery uses such advanced methods that pain is no longer an issue. Digital technology makes the procedure extremely accurate and reduces the risk of discomfort and inflammation post-surgery.

Does implant surgery hurt?

No – implant surgery is usually a completely pain-free procedure and is most often carried out under local anaesthetic. There may be some swelling for a few days after the procedure. Your dentist will supply you with a comprehensive aftercare plan.

Are implants safe?

Yes, dental implants are a well-established treatment, supported by over 30 years of clinical evidence and a 95% success rate or higher. Implants actually improve the health of your jaw by increasing blood flow to an area that would otherwise atrophy.

How long does the implant process take?

Dental implants mostly take around 9 months altogether, from the initial assessment to the fitting of the final crown.

How quickly can I go back to work after implants?

Most patients can return to work within one or two days of surgery.

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