A dental procedure to replace missing teeth
Would you like to smile and eat with confidence, but suffer from loose, missing teeth or uncomfortable dentures? If so, implants will transform your smile and improve the quality of your life.
Implants are sophisticated titanium rods, implanted in the jawbone, where, over a period of several months, they integrate with the surrounding bone and become rigid ‘roots’ and can be used to replace single or multiple teeth, stabilise dentures or even replace a whole mouth of missing teeth with fixed bridgework. They have many advantages compared to traditional crown and bridge solutions.
Here are six reasons why you should consider them:
- They look, feel and function like natural teeth.
- Existing healthy teeth do not need to be damaged to support the dental implants.
- By anchoring the dental implants in the jawbone they will stimulate bone tissue and gums, ensuring an attractive, aesthetic result. This helps to maintain your facial structures.
- No adhesives are required to hold the new teeth in place.
- They eliminate the discomfort and insecurity of loose, ill-fitting dentures.
- They provide a secure, permanent tooth replacement.
Case Study 1 | Single Tooth Implant
This tooth was beyond saving and was extracted. A single implant restored the beautiful smile.
The finished result is shown after 9 YEARS.
Parts of the Dental Implant
Dental implant technology has been used to permanently replace teeth since the mid-60s.
A small titanium screw is inserted into the jawbone. Titanium is a metal accepted by the body and heals together with the bone tissue to form a new, stable tooth root.
An abutment is a ceramic or titanium component that ensures a secure fit between the dental implant and the crown.
Once the dental implant and the abutment are in place, we fit the crown, the bridge or the prosthesis.
Case Study 2 | Two Single Teeth Implants
This patient was unhappy with her smile and gums.
Bone and gum grafting, two implants and cosmetic crowns on the other natural teeth gave her a beautiful new smile, stable after 8 YEARS.
About Roy Morris
BDS Dip Imp Dent RCSEd FICD
As a clinical coach and lecturer for Astratech Implant Systems, I teach other dentists, and regularly receive referrals for every type of dental problem from colleagues and other satisfied patients. I have trained extensively with leading experts at home and abroad in Switzerland, Sweden, Germany and Belgium.
I was one of the first six to graduate with the highly regarded Diploma in implant dentistry at the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh. I am currently pursuing an MSc in implant dentistry.
I have been providing implants since 1996. Implants in the smile zone are especially challenging to achieve harmony with gums, lips and facial proportions. My training enables me to perform bone augmentation, guided bone and tissue regeneration and microsurgery necessary to recreate that perfect smile to be proud of.
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