How dental implants work
Dental implants are small titanium screws that are placed in the jaw bone, where they act as replacement tooth roots. Over time, a process called osseointegration occurs, wherein the implants merge with the bone, providing a strong anchorage for your replacement teeth. These may be crowns, bridges or implant-secured dentures, depending on your preference and how many teeth are missing.
Why replace my teeth?
Our dentists at The Mall Stockport always recommend replacing missing teeth. Gaps in your mouth may affect your confidence in your smile, and can lead to your diet being restricted as your favourite foods are suddenly off the menu. Furthermore, remaining teeth may move into any gaps, becoming crooked and more difficult to clean and ultimately causing further dental health problems.
Dentists encourage patients to replace missing teeth as soon as possible after losing them, so that problems such as bone loss do not have the chance to arise. However, even if you have been wearing dentures for many years, our skilled surgeons at The Mall Stockport can still help you get your smile back with dental implants.
At The Mall Stockport, we use the latest digital implantology systems to aid in the design and placement of your implants. Our dentists are able to plan the best position of your implants from a biological, cosmetic and prosthetic point of view, while computer-guided surgery ensures they are placed in the ideal location for osseointegration.
In many cases, this means implants and restorations can be fitted immediately.
You can find out more about dental implants here.