You may suffer from one or more missing teeth, and this can make you feel insecure and self-conscious. But now there is no reason to miss out on the good things in life because of missing teeth or ill-fitting dentures.
Over the past 20 years, dental implants have become one of the most popular ways of replacing missing teeth or fixing dentures. An implant is a small titanium metal rod that is placed into the jawbone to replace a missing natural tooth root. Once osseointegration (when the jawbone integrates with the implant) has occurred, this artificial root acts as a base for fixing a replacement tooth or teeth, which will look, feel and function just like the real thing.
Dental implants provide a functional and natural-looking solution, and are a proven, well-established and durable treatment that is totally safe. With proper care, over 90% of today’s implants will last for at least fifteen years, or more likely, a lifetime.
At Kingston Dental, we are able to offer comprehensive in-house implant treatment delivered by our highly experienced implant team using state-of-the-art products and equipment. Your treatment time and cost will depend on the complexity of your individual case, and will be thoroughly planned and agreed before we proceed.
Dental implants are used in restorative dentistry in many different way, for example as a base for fixing individual crowns, multi-tooth bridges or to anchor dentures.
When a single tooth is lost, a dental implant provides a reliable and stable alternative. An implant placed in this scenario can ‘stand alone’ and does not require any preparation of the adjacent teeth.
We also use dental implants to replace multiple teeth, when several teeth in a row have been lost. This typically requires the placement of two implants, which then act as supports for a fixed bridge to fill the gap.
To replace all the teeth in an arch, as an alternative to a denture for example, requires several implants to be placed. The exact number required, and the position of their placement, will be determined when we assess your individual case and agreed with you before proceeding.
Loose fitting dentures are a common complaint for traditional denture wearers. Using dental implants to secure dentures can restore functional chewing and reduce gum irritation. Your overall quality of life can be hugely improved upon, as the additional support enables you to eat, speak and smile with confidence.