Single dental implant
The loss of a tooth could be caused from many different reasons; tooth decay, infection, gum disease, trauma, or removal of an impacted tooth.
A single dental implant from Dental Express London is the most secure replacement for a missing tooth, allowing you to eat and smile 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. The implant will need three to six months to heal and integrate with your jaw bone to provide a solid support for your replacement tooth.
Once your jaw has healed, an abutment will be fixed to the implant to hold the crown in place. Abutments can be bought according to the implant system used or custom ones can be made for special cases. These options offer a range of aesthetics results, depending on your requirements.
A crown is then fitted on top, matching the colour and aesthetic of your natural teeth.
Multiple dental implants
Multiple implants can be placed to act as anchor for replacement teeth, recreating your original smile while feeling natural and best durability.
Not every tooth you have lost needs to be replaced by an implant, rather a more stable and cost-effective approach is to place a bridge across the implants. Your bite can then be restored with a minimal invasion.
Traditional bridges have to have the neighbouring healthy teeth filed down, in order to attach the bridge in place but with dental implants you don’t damage good teeth, instead just target the ones that can’t be kept or existing gaps.
The implant itself is a titanium screw placed into the jaw, to replace the root. It’s a straightforward process, painless, with a very speedy recovery because of Dr. Maurer’s careful touch and attention to all particularities. It can be completed under local anaesthetic and the implant will need three to six months to heal, best to wait six to have a perfect bond with your jaw bone to provide a solid support for the new teeth.
(Temporary replacement teeth will be fitted at the same time as your implant placement, which will stay in place until the final restoration is ready to be set.)
Once your jaw has healed, an abutment will be fixed to the implant to hold your replacement teeth (crown or bridge) in place. Abutments are produced in titanium, gold or porcelain, and can come as a standard fit or designed specifically for you. These options offer a range of aesthetics results, depending on your requirements.