Dental implants can change your life for the better – enhancing your confidence, facial appearance and smile as well as your oral and general well-being. Dental implants can offer a permanent solution to missing teeth, actually mimicking your natural tooth root and providing a fully functional replacement for your missing teeth.
At Hook lane Dental care we provide the very best in dental implant treatment – without the fear factor. An implant is a small titanium metal screw that is carefully inserted by our skilled dental surgeons into the jawbone to replace a missing natural tooth root, acting as a support for crowns, bridges or holding dentures firmly in place.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Improve your appearance – Implants can offer you the smile you have lost or the smile you have always wanted.
Eat the foods you enjoy – Start eating the likes of apples, steak and even corn on the cob again with confidence and enjoy flavours of your favourite foods without the plastic of dentures covering the roof of your mouth.
Permanent solution for tooth loss – Only a dental implant can replace the root of a missing tooth and eliminate the need for sticky denture adhesives and even for dentures themselves.
Aesthetically pleasing – Implants look and feel just like natural teeth.
Maintain bone structure – Implants can help maintain your bone structure and support your facial tissues. They can reduce or eliminate bone atrophy, which causes “shrinkage” or facial cosmetic changes.
Alternatives will fail in comparison – Implants eliminate the need for cutting natural teeth to replace a missing tooth and offer a permanent solution that cannot decay.
If a single tooth has been lost due to an accident 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.
As an alternative to a denture it is possible to replace all the teeth in an arch, anchored by several implants. 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 confidence to eat what they want and smile and laugh without being self-conscious.