Thinking about Dental Implants to replace a tooth?
Do you struggle to eat, smile or chew with confidence with missing teeth?
Perhaps you get food stuck in the gaps or just find you are smiling with your hand over your mouth?
Dental implants from our dental practice in Barnstaple, North Devon can help to restore your confidence, rebuild your smile and allow you to enjoy your favourite foods once again by replacing missing teeth.
What are dental implants?
Implants offer a permanent solution for your missing teeth. A dental implant is essentially a substitute for a natural root and commonly it is screw or cylinder shaped.
Each implant is placed into a socket carefully drilled at the precise location of the intended tooth. Often the implant can be placed at the same time as removal of the tooth all on the same day.
If an implant has a screw-thread on its outer surface it can be screwed into position and if it does not, it is usually tapped into place. The main aim during installation of any implant is to achieve immediate close contact with the surrounding bone. This creates an initial stability, which over time is steadily enhanced by further growth of bone into microscopic roughnesses on the implant surface.
In order to support replacement teeth, dental implants normally have some form of internal screw thread or post space that allows a variety of components to be fitted. Once fitted, these components provide the foundation for long-term support of crowns, bridges or dentures. Click here for illustrated information.
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"What Everyone Should Know about Replacing Missing Teeth BEFORE Starting Treatment"
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