What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are an aesthetically pleasing and durable solution to the issue of missing teeth. The dental implant, made of pure titanium, is placed surgically into the jaw bone beneath gum level and an abutment is positioned on top.
The next stage is the fitting of a single crown, a dental bridge or a partial or full denture onto the implant. The surgery required for a successful dental implant procedure is carried out over several months, allowing for the necessary healing to take place in the mouth.
Dental Implants for life...
Dental implants help restore full oral functionality so you can eat, talk and smile confidently and naturally. Implant dentistry provides a clinically proven and potentially life-long solution to the awkwardness of missing teeth.
When you lose your natural teeth, your jaw bone and surrounding tissues start to resorb or disappear over time. When dental implants are placed in the jaw, it stimulates the remaining bone to grow and mesh around the metal post, along with tiny blood vessels.
Do you need a sinus lift?
When the upper jaw has had no teeth for some time there may not be sufficient levels of dense bone to place an implant. Fortunately, science has advanced a great deal in this area and one solution is to perform an oral surgical procedure known as a sinus lift.
During a sinus lift procedure our expert dental surgeon will insert bone graft material into the sinus cavity above the jaw. This material will then be incorporated by the surrounding bone to form a solid structure, very similar to bone, and suitable for dental implant surgery.
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No-obligation smile consultations
At Hitchin Dental we work in partnership with our clients to help them achieve optimal aesthetic results. If you would like to explore options to help you achieve a straighter or more attractive smile, we offer free Smile Consultations with one of our dental experts. At this no-obligation consultation we will advise you of possible treatment options and refer you to the best clinician for your needs. You can enquire directly about a free Invisalign consultation by filling in your details on the online form located on the Invisalign page.