Dental Implants at Ascot Dental Practice
Cutting-edge tooth replacement treatment in Ascot
Dental implant treatment is at the leading-edge of modern restorative dentistry treatment and we are so proud to offer it for our valued patients here at Ascot Dental Practice. Over the last ten years there have been huge leaps in the technology associated with dental implants and how they work, so-much-so that they are considered to be the most modern and effective tooth replacement treatment available.
Dental implants are made to be the most natural replacement for teeth, completely replacing the root and maintaining the jaw bone that previously supported a natural root and tooth. With the right maintenance, dental implants can last for decades at a time and even a lifetime in some cases.
What Are The Benefits of Dental Implants?
Dental implants are fixed in place in the jaw bone which means they cannot be taken out of your mouth. This makes them look and feel incredibly secure and natural. It also means that there is no work needed on the surrounding natural teeth as needed with a bridge, and you are only treating the missing tooth gap. This makes the implant much more maintenance-friendly compared to other restoration options.
How Many Teeth Can Dental Implants Replace?
Dental implants are made from high quality titanium, which works as a precise replacement for your tooth root and a secure base to connect your new teeth to.
We can place individual implants for individual missing teeth, a few missing teeth in a row with an implant supported bridge, or even replace entire arches of teeth. Our modern clinic also has the ability to place implants quickly in the event of an accident where you require tooth replacement as an emergency.
How Do I Know If I Am Suitable For Dental Implants?
Every implant treatment plan starts with a detailed consultation. This is an important first step as it allows you to ask questions, enables us to speak about what to expect from the process, and to provide you with transparent treatment costs. We also thoroughly examine your teeth and gums, and will perform certain diagnostics such as X-rays or CT scans to check your jawbone health. We also need to find out about your lifestyle as specific lifestyle choices such as smoking, can have an effect on treatment and your suitability.
Specifically, your jawbone health is pivotal to the success of your treatment. Your implants depend on the jawbone being strong enough to hold them, and to bond to them. Lifestyle choices like smoking have to be stopped completely, or drastically reduced in order for your implants to be successful long term.
After your consultation, if we think that implant treatment would work for you, we will give you further information, including prices and an idea of how long everything will take. Even if you are not suitable for implants, we have lots of tooth restoration options to offer you as alternatives.
What Can I Expect From The Implant Process?
You should expect tooth replacement with implants to take several months. Although the appointments aren't particularly time-consuming, the procedure is considered to be minor surgery and there will be time afterwards where everything needs to heal.
The gums tend to heal quite quickly, but the process of bone and implant bonding can take several months can take a few months (typically between 3-6 months)
You should expect your implant process to proceed like this:
Dental Implant Care
You will receive comprehensive care instructions covering the period before and after your implant procedure. Once the healing process is complete and your permanent crowns are placed, we will then provide you with long-term care instructions and lifestyle advisories to help your implants remain in good condition long-term.
Once you implants are placed and have healed with the bone, they are extremely similar to natural teeth and you can care for them in the same way with brushing and flossing. We also recommend regular appointments here at Ascot Dental Practice to check your implants are in good condition.
How Can I Start The Process Of Getting Dental Implants?
If you have teeth missing and struggle with dentures that are ill-fitted and problematic, please get in touch with us to discuss how dental implants can help you. You can reach our reception team on 01344 873448 for more information today!