Are all dental implants the same?

Dental implants are a fantastic way of improving your smile and self-esteem, and having a full set of natural-looking teeth that nobody need know are not necessarily all your own. At our practice in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, dental implants are strong, durable, and matched to the colour of your existing teeth so that they look as natural as possible. Dental implants are the best choice for anyone missing teeth due to injury or poor hygiene, as they act in many cases as a permanent replacement.

dental-implants-oxfordshireThe implant is usually made from titanium (super strong) and is fixed directly into the jaw bone. It is sometimes possible to have multiple implants put in at the same time.

Placing dental implants in Oxfordshire is a procedure we do on a regular basis, so there is no need to be nervous – you are in safe hands. If you do suffer from nerves or anxiety about the dentist then it might be possible for us to give you a mild sedative to calm your nerves – please speak to us if you have any worries.

There are different options to choose from when it comes to replacing a tooth, and dental implants are simply one of those options. You may also wish to look into having a bridge, or possibly even dentures. A bridge is a way of anchoring a new tooth in place, by using the existing teeth on either side of the missing one. Two or more crowns are made from metal or porcelain, and placed over existing teeth, with the false on in the middle. The bridge is cemented in place so that you will not need to remove it. The procedure is usually carried out under a local anaesthetic whereby you remain awake but pain-free.

Dentures are often associated with the elderly, but for people of any age with multiple teeth missing this is also an option. Dentures are a removable palate made from plastic or metal, and they carry false teeth.

For more information about our dental implants in Oxfordshire, please don’t hesitate to get in touch and we will be able to give advice or book you in for a consultation.