What are dental implants?


Dental implants in St Albans are a viable treatment that you could consider if you have lost any teeth. This treatment is a solution that replaces missing teeth or a single missing tooth, the added benefit of it is that the end result looks and feels like you have regained natural teeth. This treatment is stable and long lasting, ensuring that it is an effective resolution to your missing teeth issues. The procedure entails using a screw that is fitted into the jawbone and allows crowns, dentures or bridges to be placed on top. The implant provides a stable foundation and can lead to improved function of the mouth, as well as improved speech. Many patients report that aesthetically this treatment is very practical. You can be assured that whether you need a single tooth replacement, the replacement of many teeth or the substitution of all your teeth you will be in good hands at our practice. You and your smile will benefit massively from this treatment. The rest of this article will run through the benefits of this treatment as well as how the implants are fitted.

Why should I consider this treatment?

Should you decide that dental implants in St Albans could be a good fit for you then you will be pleased to know that there are numerous benefits that come hand in hand with this treatment. You will find that your ability to chew food will not be compromised as a result of having implants. This treatment eases your life as you will not have to worry about removing dentures and you can be assured that your new tooth or teeth will feel secure and act as your original teeth would. You will be in good hands here at our practice where you will be issued with a written plan so you understand the sequence of treatment that you will go through, as well as any of the costs that are associated with this procedure. Your other teeth will not be affected by this treatment plan, your remaining teeth will be protected as well as your jawbone, which will benefit from the addition of an artificial tooth root.

How does this treatment work?

If you think that dental implants in St Albans could be for you then we will be there for you  every step of the way. The treatment is issued in five steps and these are implemented over a period of three to nine months. Typically treatment begins with the assessment and planning stage, this will ensure that you are an ideal candidate for the treatment and uses X-rays to take images of your current teeth. The second stage involves placing the implant at the site of the jawbone, this is carried out under local anaesthesia. The third stage involves allowing the implant to settle into place in the mouth. The fourth stage involves placing the crown, bridge or denture onto the implant. These will be specially designed to fit the shape of your mouth. The final stage involves the maintenance of your new implant. Your dentist will show you how to properly clean and care for your implant to ensure that it is a long lasting treatment. Check-ups will become important to be certain that your teeth and implants are at their most healthy.