Dental Implants in Bracknell, Berkshire
Dental implants are posts that support replacement teeth. They fit directly into your jawbone and hold false teeth in place in the same way that roots support natural teeth.
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.
Implants are usually made of Titanium. If you look after your implants properly and maintain good oral hygiene, they should last for the rest of your life.
Fitting Dental Implants
Having dental implants will involve at least one operation. You need to have healthy gums and your jawbone needs to be strong enough to hold the implants.
After surgery to insert the implant, your jawbone will fuse with the Titanium rod. This takes several months. Dentures, crowns or bridges can be attached to the implant to replace your missing teeth.
A single implant can support one or more replacement teeth. To replace all your teeth would require at least six implants in your upper jaw and between four and six in your lower jaw. 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.
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.
Patients can be self referred or referred to us from their own dentist but only on a private basis.
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