If you have one or more missing teeth, then a dental implant could be the perfect solution for you. They are strong, last a long time, and are virtually non-detectable as they can be made to match the colour and shade of the rest of your smile.
The dental implant procedure requires great expertise and skill but there are huge benefits for the patient. Dental implants also function just like real teeth so you can speak, smile, and eat just as you normally would.
Our experienced dentists at Harrow Dental Practice have been successfully placing and restoring dental implants for patients in Hornchurch and across Essex for many years now.
A dental implant is a replacement tooth that works just like the real thing. They use a titanium cylinder that is placed gently into the bone to replace the root of a tooth.
Your Essex dentist places the implant in the place of your missing tooth which then securely fuses with the bone. This metal pole anchors your new crown in place just like a natural root; providing more stability and durability than any other tooth replacement solution.
When we talk about dental implants, what we are referring to is three different sections that make up your new tooth fixture. These are:
Before Dental Implants
After Dental Implants
Before Dental Implants
After Dental Implants
Your dental implant treatment will be carried out over four separate appointments.
You first need to come in to the Harrow Dental Practice in Hornchurch, Essex, for your initial consultation. Here, you get the chance to meet our incredible cosmetic dentistry team and your prosthodontist.
If everyone is happy to go ahead with your dental implants then your dentist creates a personal treatment plan for you.
Your next visit to the Essex practice involves putting your dental implant and abutment in place. If you require an extraction first then this can be done on the exact same day as your implant fitting.
We’ll give you a temporary crown before you leave to give your mouth time to heal before your permanent replacement tooth can be placed. This healing takes around eight to ten weeks to make sure the dental implant has time to bed into the jaw bone to hold your new tooth in place.
You’ll then come back to our surgery in Hornchurch to have impressions taken of your teeth. This is so we can craft your dental crown to fit perfectly in your mouth and match your other teeth.
When this is complete, you will be able to come in for the final fitting of your crown and leave with your brand new tooth securely in place.
After fitting the dental implant, we advise visiting the dentist regularly so that we can show you how to look after your new dental crown and to ensure the dental implant is firmly in place. Regular visits to the dental hygienist will also be recommended.
Dental implants function just like real teeth. The structure is just like a natural tooth consisting of a root (the titanium screw – the implant) placed into the jaw bone with an artificial tooth placed on top which makes it very functional and aesthetically pleasing.
Unlike dentures or dental bridges which can be unstable and noticeable, dental implants can be made to look very natural and provide the same chewing force as a real tooth. There is no need to remove a dental implant as you would a denture.
The implant itself can be permanent (providing it is cared for correctly) but the artificial tooth on top needs to be cared for like any other real tooth and may need replacing if chipped or broken.
Dental implants tend to be more expensive than alternative treatments, especially if you require multiple implants, this could be a major investment. For a guide to prices please click here.
When compared to other options (dentures or bridges) that would need to be replaced several times over a lifetime, dental implants are more cost effective in the long run.
Having dental bridges requires partially destroying teeth either side as they are used as anchors for the bridge, whereas dental implants support themselves. Dentures over time can damage the teeth either side because of repeatedly taking it in and out, so dental implants would solve this problem.
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We offer FREE consultations for dental implants with the treatment coordinator where an appointment is booked for an hour to discuss all options available. Please contact the practice on 01708 479717.
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