Dental implants have revolutionised the way missing teeth are replaced. Unlike regular dentures and bridges, dental implants replace missing tooth roots and become an intrinsic part of the mouth. Implant-supported replacement teeth are strong and feel and function just like natural teeth.
At Ingrams Dental Practice in Coalville, dental implants are our treatment of choice for patients who have lost one, several or all of their natural teeth. The first step in figuring out if you are a good dental implant candidate is to schedule a consultation with one of our dentists. Where and how your dental implants in Coalville will be placed will depend on the results of your examination.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are tiny, titanium, screw-shaped posts that are surgically attached to the jawbone. Once they are inserted into the jawbone, they fuse with the bone tissue and act as replacement tooth roots. After a healing period has passed and the implants have been fused successfully with the bone, the dentist will attach the replacement teeth on top of them. These can be crowns, dentures, or bridges.
Who can have dental implants?
Dental implants are generally well tolerated by many patients and with a success rate of over 95%, they are a popular tooth replacement option.
To see if dental implants are the right option for you, you will need to undergo a thorough evaluation by our dentist to determine if you have healthy teeth and gums.
Patients with gum disease cannot get dental implants, since the risk of infection and implant failure is too high. The same applies to smokers. Patients with health problems such as diabetes and heart disease can benefit from dental implants in Coalville as long as their condition is stabilised prior to the implant surgery.
Last but not least, patients with insufficient bone in their jawbone can have dental implants with alternative implants techniques.
With the top threat for implant failure caused by infection, you must practise great oral hygiene to be a candidate for dental implants. You must brush and floss your teeth daily ,as well as visit the dentist regularly for check-ups and cleanings.