Dental implants have become a popular choice for people looking to improve their smiles. Many patients visit Marlow for its world-renowned clinics to ensure they receive the highest quality treatments.
Dental teeth implants is a surgical procedure that substitutes tooth roots for titanium metal posts that are screwed into the jawbone.
Damaged or missing teeth are then replaced with artificial teeth that function and look like natural teeth. There are many reasons patients prefer the dental implant procedure over other tooth replacement options like a dental bridge or denture. This dentistry treatment plan protects your jawbone, functions as a normal tooth and lasts a long time.
There are two main types of dental implants: endosteal implants and subperiosteal implants. Endosteal implants are titanium screws that are inserted into the jawbone where the missing teeth are located.
It may take between 4 to 6 weeks for the bone to integrate with the implant. Once the bone is fused with the screws, the surgeon will place an abutment into the screw. The abutment is the connecting piece that the new teeth will be fastened onto. During the surgery, sedation or anaesthesia may be used to numb the pain.
Conversely, subperiosteal implants will be placed on top of the jawbone, but underneath the gum tissue. A dentist may use subperiosteal implants if the patient lacks sufficient bone density.
Sometimes, if a patient’s jaw bone is too weak, short or narrow, it may not be suitable for dental implants. In this case, a bone grafting procedure is performed.
Bone grafting is utilized in restorative dentistry to bulk up a patient’s jawbone prior to implant surgery. This is done by inserting a healthy bone into the jaw, which can stimulate growth and improve density in your jawbones.
At Bespoke Smile, we give patients many options to achieve the perfect smile.
Whether it’s basic treatments like teeth whitening or orthodontics or more extensive cosmetic plans such as a porcelain crown, porcelain veneers, or dental implants, we can transform your teeth and give you the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted.
Benefits of dental implants
Dental implants can improve the quality of your life and offer benefits that other cosmetic dentistry treatments like bridges and dentures simply can’t offer.
Here are some of the benefits.
- Dental implants look and feel real: They come in a wide range of shapes, sizes and colours so that they can fit in perfectly and match the colour of your surrounding teeth.
- Dental implants can improve your speech: Implants are infused into the bone and won’t slip out like poorly fitted dentures. Dentures tend to cause you to slur or mumble, while implants feel like natural teeth allowing you to speak easily.
- They let you eat normally again: They function like real teeth, allowing you to chew properly without feeling pain.
- Dental implants make your life easier: Unlike dentures, you won’t need to remove implants for cleaning. Implants stay on and require no extra upkeep.
- They are long-lasting and cost-effective: Implants are designed for long-term use. The implant screw almost never needs to be replaced and the crown can last 10 to 15 years. This makes it more cost-effective than dentures which require replacement every few years.
Furthermore, implants do not require additional dental care. They need the same level of care as normal teeth such as routine dental checkups, brushing and flossing daily and mouthwash.
Following the aftercare protocols are important since developing gum disease around the implant can cause it to become loose or fail completely.
Dental implant before and after photos
Having missing teeth can be a distressing and embarrassing experience. Not only does it affect your confidence, but it can also affect your ability to speak and eat. Your jaw can also deteriorate as a result.
The purpose of tooth replacement isn’t only to fill gaps in your teeth. These options allow you to speak and chew properly as well. Since the implants fuse with your jaw, your bones become stronger.
If you’re feeling nervous about dental implants, here are some before and after photos of the treatment. If you opt for treatment, your dentist will typically take photos of your teeth during the initial consultation and at the end of the treatment so you can compare before and after photos of your teeth.
Dental implants can replace a missing tooth/ tooth replacement
Dental implants are the most effective and safest way to replace a single missing tooth or multiple teeth at once. This surgical procedure requires mounting a titanium post into the upper or lower jaw.
Subsequently, a replacement tooth is mounted on top of the implant. The dental implants serve as a permanent base for the artificial tooth to sit on top of.
Dental implants can support dentures
Dentures can be quite problematic since they don’t look natural and aren’t uncomfortable. Sometimes, they are poorly fitted which can cause excess saliva, bad breath, difficulty in chewing, and the feeling that the dentures are loose.
Luckily, dental implants can be used to support dentures. Implant-supported dentures are artificial teeth that are placed on top for implants. The implants are drilled into the jawline.
Many denture wearers prefer dental implants to support their dentures because they offer better stability, aesthetics, and comfort, less difficulty chewing, improved speech, easier cleaning.
Dental implants can improve oral health
Although missing teeth may seem like merely a cosmetic issue, they can lead to serious problems to your oral health. The excess room around a tooth can cause the tooth to shift leading to painful bite misalignment. Also, it can result in bone loss in the face and jaw.
Replacing your lost teeth with dental implants help to give you a natural-looking new smile, while also improving your oral health and preserving your facial structure.
Dental implants are constructed from titanium material that is inserted into the jawbone. Your body perceives the implants as natural roots, thus allowing the flow of nutrients. As the gums and bones receive nutrients, the bone tissue preserves its density and mass.
In the dental implants before and after photos, there is a difference in the person’s jaw structure and gum line. Prior to the implant surgery, the loss in mass and density causes the facial structure to appear older.
Missing any front teeth or not having a full mouth will change the way your face appears. Your face may look sunken in because the teeth are no longer present to fill out your mouth.
Dental implants can give you a smile makeover, thereby boosting your confidence. Furthermore, the implant serves as a strong anchor for your replacement tooth. It’ll help your tooth function normally, so you can speak or chew without pain, friction or irritation.
Having a beautiful smile can help in all aspects of life such as socializing with friends and having better self-esteem.
Enquire about dental implants?
Our trained dental surgeons have extensive experience and expertise in implant placement. We help our patients regain their confidence with a new and natural-looking smile that preserves the structure of their mouth and allows them to eat in a normal manner.
Whether you’re looking for a single tooth replacement or a full set of teeth, we provide affordable and high-quality treatments to meet your needs. Implant dentistry has been a life-changing experience for many of our patients, giving them the opportunity to speak, eat, and laugh with confidence and comfort again.
Book a free consultation with us and see if dental implants are right for you!
Can dental implants last forever?
The dental implant screw can last forever but the crowns may require replacement after 10 to 15 years.
The implant screws can last a long time because they are integrated into the jawbone and become bonded with the bone tissue. This process builds a solid foundation for the tooth to build on top of.
What is the life expectancy of a dental implant?
On average, dental implants can last about 25 years. However, this can vary significantly based on many factors such as lifestyle choices and diet, oral hygiene practices, any pre-existing health issues, the expertise of your dentist, and the implant’s location in your mouth.
Why shouldn’t I be a nervous patient?
It’s normal to feel nervous about any surgery performed. However, there have been numerous advancements in dental technology to make the procedure pain-free while ensuring you get high-quality implants that can last a long time.
Your dental surgeon will precisely plan every step of the process from the assessment to the fixing of the implants.
Furthermore, your surgeon will provide anaesthesia to calm your nerve and numb the pain. Following the procedure, you’ll receive aftercare instructions to ensure a full recovery process and prevent complications.
How much do dental implants cost?
The cost of dental implants in the UK typically ranges between £2,000 to £2,500. This includes the implant, crown, and connecting components.
Replacing a full set of teeth with dental implants and a denture may cost about £5,080. Keep in mind that the cost will vary based on the quality of components used in the procedure, the location, and the dentist’s experience.
What does all-on-4 mean?
All-on-4, otherwise known as “permanent bridge” or “permanent dentures,” is a procedure where the dental surgeon places four or more implants into the maxillary bone. This helps to form a strong foundation for a new set of teeth.
The All-on-4 treatment plan is designed for patients who require full mouth implants on their bottom or upper jaw.