Introduction to Dental Implants
We live in an age when people aspire for the very best. Fortunately, dentistry has come into a new age and provides excellent opportunities to improve appearance, comfort and self-esteem
Dental Implants can be an effective long-term solution to replace one or multiple teeth. Studies show that implants provide greater structural support and last longer than bridges or dentures. They are typically constructed of titanium, a strong and safe material that effectively integrates with bone. Implants are placed in the jawbone to replace the roots of the original natural teeth. New artificial teeth are then attached enabling normal function.
Dental implants allow oral surgeons to replace missing teeth in a way different than traditional techniques such as dentures or bridges. Traditionally when a tooth is lost the gap is restored by using the remaining adjacent teeth to support an artificial tooth. This requires removing healthy tooth structure from the adjacent teeth and thereby compromising their long term viability.
Dental implants can replace from one missing tooth to a complete set of teeth. The success rate of this process is 90-95% for a period of 25 years. As a result of this procedure chewing ability is improved immediately. Also, very importantly, the implants stop the loss of facial bone structure, a process associated with ageing.
Here at Karen Hull Dental Implants we believe that dental implants have a vital role to play in the rebuilding of a patients confidence in their teeth, their smile and their self-esteem. We believe that with careful and considerate planning a combination of dental implants with the other facets of advanced dental treatment can result in an optimum solution for missing teeth.