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What is a dental implant?

2018 January 15
by Sanjay Narda

A dental implant is a strong titanium post or ‘screw’ which is positioned in the jawbone and left to fuse into place. The implant procedure is relatively simple, and the site heals very fast – much easier for you than having a tooth out! The fusing process, called osseointegration, takes a few months but once complete, they provide a stable support for a restoration to attach to.

The number of implants placed depends on how many missing teeth you have. We can place one implant for small spaces or we can place many – some people have enough to replace all their missing teeth.

After the few months of healing has taken place, it is time to ‘restore’ the implants. Restoring means we will prepare and fit the final attachment which will either be a crown, bridge or denture – depending on how many teeth we are replacing.

Here are a few cases that were carried out at the Buckinghamshire dental implant practice.

We believe that implants are the best way to replace missing teeth as they are independent to the adjacent teeth, and they look very natural. They also feel natural, you look after them the same as your other teeth and many of our patients forget which teeth are their own and which are implants.

The Bank House Dental Centre specialises in implants; we perform all our placements in the practice making it easier and simpler for you. If you have loose or missing teeth and are interested in implants, come and see us for a free dental implant consultation to see how we can help you.

To book an appointment with our implant dentist, you can call us on 01844 343381. Alternatively, visit our dental implant practice in Bucks. We see patients from Princes Risborough, Aylesbury, High Wycombe, Thame and the surrounding areas.

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