If you have lost a single tooth, multiple teeth or all of your teeth, there could be a solution for you with dental implants. Here in North London, dental implants are recommended in the event of tooth loss because they can provide a permanent, long lasting solution, allowing you to enjoy your favourite foods and smile with confidence.
The implant procedure involves careful planning of exactly where your implant be placed to best support your replacement teeth. A big advantage of implants is that integrate with the jawbone, as new bone meshes around them. This provides superior stability when compared with dentures.
What is involved in getting dental implants in North London?
Implant treatment involves a minor surgical procedure that can be performed under local anaesthetic or for nervous dental patients, with sedation too. Our professional implant surgeon will make you feel as comfortable as possible during the whole procedure.
A titanium screw is inserted into your jawbone, creating a stable anchor for a crown, bridge or even dentures to be attached. Once your implant has been given time to settle and heal, many patients can´t tell which teeth are their own and which are in fact implants.
The benefits of dental implants
Implants can provide you with a long lasting solution for any amount of missing teeth. Dentists will stress the importance of getting teeth replaced as soon as possible if you have lost one or more in accident or injury. This is because when you have a missing tooth, the rest of your natural teeth are put at risk of damage as they bear the additional strain and uneven wear. This can lead to cracking, chipping or other damage.
When you lose a tooth, your gums and jawbone start to recede and shrink, leaving teeth neighbouring the missing tooth more vulnerable to tilting and toppling. This is because your jawbone needs the stimulation usually provided by the root of your tooth to maintain its shape and strength. Dental implants act as artificial tooth roots and in this way are able to ensure that the jawbone receives this much needed stimulation.