Imagine having the confidence to smile again after losing a tooth...
Dental implants are the revolutionary, innovative and life-changing modern alternative for replacing natural teeth that have been damaged or lost. A more natural looking and durable alternative to expensive and lengthy tooth replacement treatments such as bridges and dentures, implants are a convenient and cost effective method for regaining your smile.
Versatile, practical and the most natural-looking solution available, dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth, several missing teeth, or they can be used to give additional support to a denture.
Replacing a lost tooth can be vital; having a missing tooth can place strain on your other teeth and can contribute to bone loss, as well as affecting your ability to chew food, and in some cases, affect diction.
At Vitality, we offer consultations and advice to those considering having an implant fitted. We work closely with local expert providers to ensure that you receive the very best results.
Dental implants are small, synthetic roots that provide support for crowns, bridges and dentures. The implant integrates into your jaw bone and usually cannot be seen once it is placed. Because the implant functions independently of your remaining teeth, these teeth stay healthy for longer.
Hundreds of thousands of people worldwide have benefited from this method of dentistry since tooth implants were invented in the 1980s. To discuss how Vitality can help you to restore your smile by referring you to an expert implant centre, or to book a complimentary private dental consultation, contact a member of our experienced dentistry team on Pulborough: 01798 872004 or click here to contact us via email.
Here's how it works:
1. Implant Placement
The implant will be fitted under a local anaesthetic, with sedation if requested to reassure nervous patients. A titanium post is placed into the jaw bone, to act as the 'root' of the new tooth. This process lasts between one to two hours and the anaesthetic ensures that this is pain free. The procedure may lead to some initial discomfort, but this will quickly subside.
2. Biological Integration
Biological Integration is where the implant integrates with your jaw bone and usually occurs within a period of 8 to 12 weeks, although this can sometimes take longer. Once this integration has taken place, the implant provides a strong and incredibly durable foundation for the new crown, bridge or dentures.
3. Restoring the Implant
After the implant has integrated with the bone, it is then 'restored'. Moulds will be taken of the position of the implant, before placing the replacement tooth or teeth, which can be either cemented or screwed into the implant. Once this process is complete your new implant will function and look like a natural tooth.
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