Why would you have a dental implant?
If you having missing teeth, Implants are a fantastic solution as you are not putting other teeth at risk to support the missing teeth. You can either have fixed restorations such as crowns and bridges that fix on top of the implants, or a removable denture that clicks into place over the implants. Having implants greatly improves the quality of your life if you are struggling with large spaces, or have a denture that is not retentive or stable. Implants can improve the look of your smile and regain confidence and function.
What is a dental Implant?
A dental implant very simply is a titanium screw that is placed in either the upper or lower jaw bone.
It serves as the tooth root where either fixed non removable replacement teeth or a removable appliance can be added on top.
There is no doubt that Implants are the best replacement option for missing teeth and they are the closest thing to getting back a natural tooth.
Although alternative treatment options to replace missing teeth such as bridges and dentures can be carried out, they are less stable and have higher maintenance costs. Therefore they will need to be replaced much sooner.
A major disadvantage of having bridge restorations is that teeth either side of the missing tooth have to be filed down, which could lead to problems with these teeth in the future.
Taking cost effectiveness into mind then, studies into Implants have shown having an implant is less expensive in the long term and that they do not involve restoration of any kind to adjacent teeth, which of course is a great benefit!
With the correct aftercare, an implant can last 20 years +, proving that implants are not only the more comfortable, reliable, functional and attractive option; they are indeed the best investment you will ever make in your quality of life.
Having an Implant with us at Broad Street Dental Surgery
We pride ourselves in careful and detailed planning, and we have the resources and equipment in practice to make sure you are being cared for to the highest possible standard.
You’re health and wellbeing is of upmost importance to us and our main goal is to give you exactly what you want, but in an ethical and non-detrimental way to your health.
Mr Farr has completed a Postgraduate certificate in Implantology with the Internation Team of Implantology and Straumann. Broad Street Dental Surgery have been placing and restoring dental implants for
We use the Straumann Implant system which is a leading implant company that provides technologically advanced, scientifically proven products that only ever get the best results.
Here are the reasons why we use Straumann to gain an exceptional results:
(From straumann.co.uk) –
- More than 35 years of clinical evidence with over 700 scientific publications1
- More than 14 million implants placed worldwide
- Precision and quality “Made in Switzerland”
- A trusted brand in over 70 countries
- SLActive® – Our unique implant surface for better predictability and shorter healing times
- Roxolid® – Our unique material for less invasive treatment options
- Lifetime guarantee for your Straumann implants