Your mouth and dental implants

In order for you to get the best out of any treatment, it needs to be personalised to your circumstances. When you get dental implants in North London with Adams Dental, there are many variations to a standard treatment plan that may need to be considered based on your requirements.

While you can get a great deal of general information about dental implants online, there is no substitute for professional advice. However, we can look at just a few potential areas where there can be differing methods of treatment.

dental-implants-north-londonHow many teeth do you need replacing?

Dental implants are designed to support replacement teeth. They can be used to replace single teeth or multiple teeth. However, in the case of multiple replacements, you may not need one dental implant for each missing tooth. Each implant is capable of support multiple teeth that are mounted on a bridge or denture. Some dentures can be supported by as few as four dental implants for an entire arch.

If you have some unhealthy teeth in your mouth that are still functional but will definitely need replacing eventually, you might want to consider having these removed and replaced at the same time as your others. Your dentist will talk to you about this if necessary when you have dental implants in North London with us.

What role does your jawbone play?

Dental implants are fitted into the jawbone. They are located in the same area that your tooth root would be found and then your teeth are mounted on top. This means that the jawbone ends up having the same role as it does for natural teeth which is guiding and supporting the motions of chewing, speaking, laughing or any of the other function of the mouth.

If you have been missing teeth for a while, have been utilising an alternative method of tooth replacement or in the case of certain health conditions, you may have experienced bone deterioration in your jaw. If this is the case and there is not enough material left to do the required work then you might need to consider a bone graft or sinus lift to build up the area before you can have dental implants in North London.

Whatever the course of your treatment, we look forward to working with you at Adams Dental.