At Croxley Dental Clinic, we provide dental implants to replace missing teeth. Missing teeth need to be replaced to ensure continued function and aesthetics; and these teeth can be replaced in a variety of ways, these are:
Dental implants are increasingly becoming the more popular option as they do not require any drilling to the adjacent teeth and do not move during function. A dental implant is an artificial replacement of the tooth root that is anchored to a pre-drilled hole in the jawbone. Once the implant has been placed, it needs to be felt for 3 to 6 months for the bone to integrate with the implant. the implant is then used to replace the missing tooth (teeth) with an artificial tooth (teeth) that look and function much like real ones.
Studies and clinical experience have shown that dental implants are a safe and convenient way to replace lost teeth with natural-looking results.
Teeth in a day is a technique whereby a fixed bridge is placed on implants to replace the whole dentition on either arch. This treatment is perfect if you want to have fixed teeth which look and function like natural teeth immediately. We have an expert team at Croxley dental clinic, who will extract the teeth, place the implants AND restore with fully functioning, comfortable and aesthetically pleasing provisional bridge.
This treatment is ideal if you suffer from any of the following:
The benefits of this treatment are as follows:
There are 3 stages involved with this treatment:
For a dental implant to be successful, there must be enough bone present for the implant to take hold, in some situations, where there is insufficient bone, a bone graft is required. The graft is added to the site to either increase the width or height of the jawbone.The bone most commonly used for grafting is either bone mineral substitutes, or some circumstances, be taken from your own mouth. Your dentist will advise on the need for this treatment once a full assessment has been carried out.
When placing implants in the upper jaw, especially when replacing missing posterior teeth, there may be insufficient space for placement of the implant due to the encroaching sinus. In these situations, a sinus lift may be necessary. A sinus lift is surgery first raises the lining of the sinus and then add bone into the cavity created. This allows longer implants to be placed and creates a more stable placement. Sinus lift procedure does not affect the performance of the sinuses.