Which is the best type of implant for you
Millions of people worldwide suffer from natural tooth loss. Whilst there are many options to treat tooth loss, dental implants are a great way to restore the natural look and function of your smile.
Tooth loss can seriously impact your confidence smiling, eating and talking. Many people with tooth loss and ill-fitting dentures experience pain when eating, which can lead to a lack of confidence eating in public, or eating their favourite foods. The long term impacts of tooth loss can also cause serious issues. Many people are embarrassed to be treated for tooth loss, but the longer you wait to see a dentist about your tooth loss, the worse your condition gets. Missing teeth increase the chances of headaches, gum problems, and loss of bone in the jaw.
Depending on your situation, there are a number of dental implant options you could be offered. It is best to book a free consultation with one of our dentists, so that they can carry out a full assessment on your dental situation. The types of dental implants you could be offered are:
Single Tooth Implants
If you are only missing a single tooth, a single tooth implant can replace your entire tooth, without causing an impact on your other teeth. A titanium rod would be placed into your gum, at the same site where your natural tooth root would sit. Over time, this titanium rod will begin to fuse with your natural bone, meaning that the bond is better preserved, and the dental implant become permanent. After a short healing period, your replacement tooth can be bonded with the implant, which means that you can smile confidently once again!
If you have previously been told that you are unable to get a traditional dental implant due to a lack of bone in your upper jaw, Zygomatic implants may be a viable solution.
Zygomatic implants are different to standard dental implants in the way that they are fitted using a process that attaches the implant to the cheekbone (rather than the jawbone). This procedure has a close to 100% success rate, and only a small number of dentists in the UK can carry out this procedure.
The zygomatic implant is larger than the traditional dental implant, which means that many patients can get their bridge fitted the same day that the implant is attached to the cheekbone.
Sometimes known as Same Day Teeth, All-on-4 implants are used to replace an entire arch, and have the ability to provide fixed teeth within a day. The process for Same Day Teeth requires removing all teeth in the arch, and replacing them with 4 dental implants, and a pre-made dental bridge. This enables patients to get a full mouth of teeth, without having to take them out to clean them! This provides a more permanent and comfortable solution for those that are missing a lot of teeth.
We believe that everyone deserves to smile with confidence, so if you are unhappy with your smile, book your free consultation with one of the trusted My Dental Implants UK dentists today!