When you have a missing tooth/teeth you have few options to replace them… However, the latest and best option nowadays is dental implants.
Modern dental implants started in 1952 due to a chance observation by Dr. Per-Ingvar Brånemark.
Dental implants are screw shaped device made of titanium and surgically inserted into the jawbone. Once healed, they integrate with the surrounding bone tissue becoming part of the body.
Dental implants have evolved significantly since their early introduction to become the most reliable way to replace missing teeth.
However, for dental implants to be successful it takes careful assessment by the specialist cosmetic dentist and implant surgeon.
This will mean initial consultation with, careful assessment of the recorded radiographs (X-rays) and study models.
The potential candidate needs to have healthy gum and ideally to be healthy and non-smoker. As this will affect the health of the bone that is crucial for implant success.
In cases of little available bone, the specialist dental implant dentist / surgeon might undertake a bone graft, gum graft or even sinus lift procedure to allow the placement of the dental implant in the correct position for optimal healing.
This optimal placement of the dental implant allows the cosmetic dentist to create naturally looking tooth that can also function and feel as your own teeth.
Dental implants can preserve the jawbone that otherwise would be lost over time following teeth loss. This will preserve the natural look of the face and jaw and delay the “’aging look” that comes with teeth loss.
Dental implants can be used to replace a missing tooth using cosmetic dental crown or number of teeth using fixed cosmetic dental bridge. Alternatively, the cosmetic dentist can use dental implants to support a cosmetic denture that is more secure and stable than the average removable denture.
For more information on the use of dental implant, please contact smile clinic and Dr Daoudi, specialist prosthodontisit cosmetic dentist. Check our special offers