Why might I need an implant?
A dental implant can help restore both your smile and your quality of life.
An implant is made up of an artificial titanium root that is fixed to the jawbone, with a crown or bridge fitted on top. They can be made to look and feel just like natural teeth. If you are concerned about your replacement teeth looking realistic or coming loose, implants are an ideal option.
Implants also safeguard your overall dental health. Replacing missing teeth is extremely important, as missing teeth cause bone loss which can age your face, and could potentially cause adjacent teeth to become loose too.
What are the benefits?
• They look and feel just like natural teeth
• Provide permanent stability and comfort without affecting healthy teeth.
• Won’t come loose or fall out.
• They last for many years if you maintain good oral hygiene.
• Implants prevent ageing bone loss, by stimulating your bone structure and stabilising the surrounding teeth
Your treatment and care is of the utmost importance to us and we tailor all treatment plans to your needs. To find out more, call us on 0115 925 7487 or arrange an appointment with us above.
Dental implant treatments
Single dental implants
A single dental implant is the most functional secure replacement for a missing tooth, allowing you to eat, smile and laugh with confidence. A single titanium implant is placed into the jaw, as the replacement root. It’s a straightforward process which can be completed under local anaesthetic at our Nottingham practice.
Multiple dental implants
Each missing tooth does not necessarily require an individual implant to replace it. Often a more stable and cost-effective approach is to place an implant at either end of the ‘tooth gap’ and bridge across the implants with a dental bridge. The chewing function is then restored with a minimum number of implants. Dental implant technology alleviates the need to damage these healthy teeth, instead anchoring your bridge to implants, bonded with your jaw.
Implant secured dentures
With advances in implant dentistry, we have many innovative techniques for denture stabilisation which can transform your comfort, self-esteem and self-confidence with implant secured dentures. Depending on the treatment, you may need between four and eight implants to secure each denture in place. It’s a straightforward process which can be completed under local anaesthetic and will require three to six months to heal and bond with your jaw bone to provide a solid support for your replacement teeth.
Same day teeth
With the latest technological advances at Peveril Road Dental & Implant Clinic, it is now possible to place an implant and restore with the final replacement crown, bridge or dentures immediately, ensuring you can walk out of the clinic with your new smile in one day. Same day smile can be used to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or to anchor a complete set with denture stabilisation.
If you have missing teeth for a while, loss of bone in your jaw is common. It’s the body’s normal response to tooth loss, infection, gum disease or other trauma. You may need some other treatment at your Nottingham dentist before your implant treatment can begin, such as bone augmentation, bone grafting or other oral surgery treatment. At your initial consultation by your local Nottingham dentist, we will determine how much bone is available and the shape of the bone.