Dental implants provide a permanent solution to tooth loss. Chipping Norton Dental Implant Centre in Oxfordshire offers a wide range of implant-based treatments, designed to replace anything from one to all of your natural teeth.
The advantages of dental implants
There are numerous advantages to dental implants when compared with other tooth restoration options, such as traditional bridges or dentures. As well as their permanence, there is the fact that they are the only way a dentist can replace the root parts of your teeth.
Tooth roots are vital both to keeping your teeth in place and to keeping your jaw bone strong and healthy. The jaw bone begins to resorb or shrink when the many or all of the tooth roots are missing, and when the jaw bone shrinks both the fit of any dentures and the structure of your face will change.
By using dental implants, our Oxfordshire dental practice can prevent or alleviate all of these problems. Made from titanium, dental implants are placed in direct contact with your jaw bone during minor oral surgery, which most patients at our Oxfordshire clinic only require local anaesthetic for.
As soon as your implants are in place, they begin to bond with your jaw bone in a process called osseointegration. This takes a few months to complete, during which time your Oxfordshire dentist may attach temporary teeth, so you don’t have to worry about being left toothless for months.
Some people who require full arch restoration are suitable for All-on-4/TeethXpress treatment, which sees the placement of four dental implants and the attachment of functional new teeth in a single appointment. This isn’t suitable in every case, and your Oxfordshire dentist will discuss your suitability when you come in for your consultation.
Once they have healed and been restored with permanent new teeth, your dental implants will both look and act just like the real thing.
This mean you will be able to:
- Eat whatever you want, including chewy food such as potato skins
- Speak clearly and confidently
- Enjoy an active social life without the worry of loose dentures getting in the way.