Dental implants are, in many cases, the perfect solution to missing teeth. At Dove Dental Care in Derby we can use implants to replace anything from one to all of your natural teeth, providing excellent long-term results in terms of both appearance and stability.
There are several benefits to dental implants when compared with other tooth replacement options. Perhaps the most important is the fact that they replace the roots of lost teeth – they are the only way a dentist can do this. As well as keeping your teeth secure, the roots also have an important role to play in the health of your jaw bone.
When several teeth are missing for any amount of time, your jaw bone will start to shrink. This makes traditional dentures loose and alters the structure of your face, making you look old before your time. Dental implants help to prevent this, because they act as artificial tooth roots. Made from titanium, your Derby dentist will place them in direct contact with your jaw bone, where they will instantly start to integrate.
We welcome patients for dental implant consultations at Dove Dental Care in Derby. We are firmly of the belief that missing teeth should always be replaced one way or another, to avoid more serious problems further down the line. Dental implants are, in our experience, usually the best way to do this.
When you come into our Derby clinic for a dental implants consultation, you will be seen by an experienced implant dentist, who will use x-rays and CT scans to assess your current level of bone density.
Your dentist will also discuss how many dental implants you will need. If it’s just one tooth that needs to be replaced, we will use one implant and one crown. In cases of multiple or all your teeth needing replaced, the good news is that you will seldom need as many implants as teeth.
A few precisely placed implants can usually support several teeth in crown or denture form. Temporary teeth may be fitted until integration is complete, typically after a few months.