Implant Dentistry

implantWe always do everything we can to save teeth but if you need to have a tooth removed then we will discuss suitable options for its replacement and it’s likely dental implants may be suggested. This is because dental implants are often regarded as being the gold standard for replacing missing teeth, offering a long-term solution, restoring appearance and function. We particularly like dental implants as they can look amazing and treatment is pretty versatile.

An implant consists of a small titanium post that is inserted into the jawbone and once healed can support a replacement tooth. Dental implants are perfect for restoring single teeth or can be used to support bridges. Implant retained dentures are a great choice for anyone who currently has a loose and uncomfortable denture.

Who Can Have Dental Implants?

Provided your jaws have stopped growing, then age is not an issue and this treatment can be particularly suitable for older people. It is important that you have reasonable general and dental health, but these are factors that can be discussed during your initial consultation at The Smile Factory.

What Is the Process for Having Dental Implants?

Dental implant treatment is carefully planned to make sure the process is comfortable and the actual surgery is carried out right next door to us so there is no need to travel miles for treatment. Once the dental implants are in place, you will need to allow them to heal. At this stage we can provide you with temporary teeth if required so please don’t worry that we will leave you unable to smile or eat. After the implants have healed, a process that normally takes three months, then the process of restoration can begin, where we will make your implant teeth.

We plan and design all our restorative dental implants extremely carefully as it is important to make sure that you look great once treatment is completed and it is equally vital to ensure your new teeth will function just like natural teeth. Treatment might take a little longer to complete, but you will be able to enjoy the sensation of having teeth that feel just like your own.