Attractive, natural looking teeth help us look and feel our best. They let us enjoy the foods we love. And they allow us to be naturally confident where it realy counts- at home, on the job, on the playing field, but especially, on the inside. That’s why the loss or damage of even a single tooth can have a considerable impact on everyday life and self-esteem. Fortunately, at BPI dental we have some of the most experienced dentists in the field of Dental Implantology helping people from all walks of life smile again from all over the UK and abroad.
What are dental implants?
A Dental implant is an artificial tooth root placed where the missing tooth used to be. They are made of solid, sterile titanium which is inserted into the jaw to replace the roots of natural teeth. On the top of these implants can be placed fixed crown or bridgework or even a removable denture. You can learn more about dental implants at our dedicated website by following this link; Dental Implants Birmingham
What dental implants can do for you.
Replace missing teeth without affecting bordering teeth and can provide support for a bridge or denture.
- Implants will allow you to eat and speak with confidence.
- Provide a strong and stable foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel and function just like natural teeth
- Help to preserve the condition of healthy adjacent teeth by eliminating the use of clasps and the need to grind down adjacent teeth for support
- Stimulate bone and tissue gums, which ensure an attractive and aesthetic result over time
- Proven and successful solution
What’s involved with Dental Implant Procedures?
The first step is an examination and consultation with us to determine whether or not you are a candidate for implant treatment. This usually involves x-rays and may include taking impressions for models of your teeth. If you have already lost a significant amount of bone, a CT scan can be done at this practice. During the examination, I will be evaluating the area(s) of your mouth where teeth are missing, including the amount of bone available to support the placement of implants. I will also be evaluating the type of replacement teeth that will best meet your needs. A review of your health history will indicate whether there are any medical conditions that could prevent you from being a candidate for implant treatment. Learn more about dental implant procedures here.
Implant Placement Procedure.
The implants are placed in the bone using a gentle surgical technique. Following the implant placement procedure, the implants are left undisturbed for a period of 3 to 9 months so that the bone can grow around the implants to form a strong biological bond to them. During this bone ?remodelling? phase, you will have some type of temporary replacement teeth, so that you never have to be without teeth during treatment.
Abutment Attachment Procedure:
Following the appropriate healing period, a small post called an abutment is attached to each implant. The permanent replacement teeth will eventually be attached to these abutments.
Fabrication of Replacement Teeth:
A series of appointments with us will be needed to take impressions of your teeth and the implant abutments; place temporary replacement teeth; select the appropriate shade for your replacement teeth and try them for proper fit. In between these appointments, the laboratory technician will fabricate your replacement teeth and the underlying structures that will be attached to the implants