What are Implants?
An implant can be thought of as an artificial tooth root in the jaw bone that is capped with a crown resembling a natural tooth.
In experienced hands, Dental Implant surgery nowadays is in most cases a routine and successful dental procedure. At Liverpool Dental Centre, the placement of Implants is minimally invasive and usually performed under local anaesthesia (but you can choose to have the procedure under IV Sedation link).
Most patients report feeling no more discomfort post operatively than following a simple tooth removal.
Implants are the most ideal artificial replacements for missing natural teeth. Implants can be utilised to restore a single tooth, multiple teeth or a full jaw. Single implants are used to replace a single missing tooth. Implant supported bridges are used to replace several missing teeth. When all teeth are missing, implants can be used to support a full set of dentures, anchoring the dentures to your jaw bone and effectively preventing movement experienced with conventional dentures, therefore increasing comfort and aesthetics and allowing you to enjoy your food, your smile and restoring function.
The implant itself is a titanium screw that when placed in the jaw bone, osseointegrates or fusses with your jaw bone. Once osseointegration is complete, an abutment is attached that holds the
aesthetic portion of the tooth, a porcelain crown that is matched to the appearance of your natural teeth.
Implants can be thought of as natural permanent teeth in many ways.
Function – Implants function in the same way as a natural tooth would, you are not restricted in the food that you can eat!
Aesthetics – the crown of an implant can either be matched to your natural teeth or aesthetics can be improved overall if you decide on more extensive work to improve the appearance of your smile.
Feel – Implants feel just like real teeth!
Implant supported dentures – dentures anchored to the jaw bone via dental implants to not move when you eat, talk or smile!
Implants may not be appropriate for every situation. Our Dentists will take into account your general health and the health of your jaw bone when making a decision if you are suitable for a Dental Implant procedure. We always strive to provide you with better oral health outcomes by minimising risks and providing advice that is appropriate to your needs and your health.
To take advantage of our no obligation free Dental Implant Consult, call our friendly Liverpool Dental Centre Team today.