There are several ways to replace missing teeth, but dental implants are the only permanent tooth replacement solution. At Dove Dental Care in Derby we believe that they are also often the best choice, because they produce results that look and function just like natural teeth, enabling you to get on with enjoying your life without the concerns caused by loose dentures getting in the way.
As well as being a superior option to removable dentures, dental implants also trump standard dental bridges in many cases, because they don’t require any support from your other teeth. To fit a standard bridge your dentist needs to place either crowns or wings on teeth around the gap. Implant-retained bridges rely solely on the implant(s) for support. They can also support more teeth than a standard bridge.
Derby dental implants
We welcome patients of all ages for dental implants consultations at our Derby dental practice, whether they have lost one, some, or all of their natural teeth.
In cases of multiple tooth loss, it is seldom necessary to have as many dental implants as replacement teeth. Your Derby implant dentist will intricately plan the placement of your implants so that the minimal number can be used to support a full arch of teeth in bridge or denture form, if required.
Whilst implant surgery is fairly straightforward from the patient’s point of view, and usually only requires a local anaesthetic, our Derby clinic also offers implant placement under sedation for patients who are nervous about dental treatment.
If you have been struggling with loose dentures for a while, you may require an additional bone graft or sinus lift prior to the placement of your dental implants, to rebuild the density of your jaw bone and maximise your implants’ chances of success.
As long as you look after them, your dental implants and the new teeth attached to them should last you for many years – in some cases, even for life. Of course, you will need to attend regular check-ups and hygiene appointments to keep your new teeth in prime condition.