What Materials are Used for Dental Implants
Dental implants are designed to be permanent replacements for missing teeth. A dental implant consists of a small screw. This replaces the natural root of a tooth and is fitted into the bone under the gum. Which is then used to support an artificial tooth structure, sitting above the gum. Depending upon your individual circumstances, dental implants can be used to replace one or more missing teeth.
How are they fitted?
The process of fitting dental implants will span across two separate procedures. The initial procedure will include the dentist taking an x-ray of your mouth to assess the strength of the bone which is to support the implant. In some circumstance you may require a bone graft to supplement the existing bone, so that you can be approved for a dental implant. A small incision will be made into the jawbone and a hole is drilled into which the metal screw is fitted.
For a period of around 3-6 months the metal screw will be left to heal so that the implant can fuse with the bone. During this time, you will be fitted with a temporary artificial tooth. Once it is confirmed that the healing and fusion are complete, the temporary tooth is replaced with a permanent implant.
What are Dental Implants Made of?
The majority of dental implants are made of titanium, with a titanium content of around 80-90% and the remainder made up of various other metals. All dental implants are, of course, approved for use within dentistry and are safe for your mouth and gums.
It is important to note the dental implant will not have any impact on the surrounding teeth in your mouth and the procedure will be performed to achieve the most natural looking results possible.
Dental Implants at Holly House
Dental implants will act as a natural looking replacement for a missing tooth. At Holly House we offer dental implants to help you regain the confidence in your smile. Allowing you to eat, speak and smile with ease and happiness. If you have been considering dental implants and would like to book a consultation, get in contact with a member of our friendly team today to begin your journey to a new smile.