Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth and also provide a fixed solution to having removable partial or complete dentures. Implants provide excellent support and stability for these dental appliances.

Dental implants are artificial roots and teeth (usually titanium) that are surgically placed into the upper or lower jaw bone by a dentist or Periodontist – a specialist of the gums and supporting bone. The teeth attached to implants are very natural looking and often enhance or restore a patient’s smile!

Dental implants are very strong, stable, and durable and will last many years, but on occasion, they will have to be re-tightened or replaced due to normal wear.

Reasons for dental implants

Replace one or more missing teeth without affecting adjacent teeth
Resolve joint pain or bite problems caused by teeth shifting into missing tooth space
Restore a patient’s confident smile
Restore chewing, speech, and digestion
Restore or enhance facial tissues
Support a bridge or denture, making them more secure and comfortable

What does getting dental implants involve?

The process of getting implants requires a number of visits over several months.
X-rays and impressions (moulds) are taken of the jaw and teeth to determine bone, gum tissue, and spacing available for an implant. While the area is numb, the implant will be surgically placed into the bone and allowed to heal and integrate itself onto the bone for up to six months. Depending on the type of implant, a second surgery may be required in order to place the “post” that will hold the artificial tooth in place. With other implants the post and anchor are already attached and placed at the same time.

After several weeks of healing the artificial teeth are made and fitted to the post portion of the anchor. Because several fittings may be required, this step may take one to two months to complete. After a healing period, the artificial teeth are securely attached to the implant, providing excellent stability and comfort to the patient.

You will receive care instructions when your treatment is completed. Good oral hygiene, eating habits, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new implant.

To find out more or to book an appointment, call the surgery direct on (01564) 779 868.

The Dentists Dorridge is a five star practice

I smile and laugh with confidence now thanks to Will and the team
I recently had two implants with sinus augmentation at the surgery. Following a first one about five years ago.

There was absolutely no pain or discomfort involved at any stage. I was completely relaxed throughout whole procedure, thanks to the confident, calm atmosphere created by Will and nurse Emma. Once the local anaesthetic wore off I needed only one dose of Paracetamol.

Some weeks on, I’m still delighted with the results. I smile and laugh with confidence, but best thing of all is that eating, chewing in particular, feels back to normal. I would urge anyone to go for implants (if it’s affordable for them) and highly recommend Will Murphy and his team.

The Dentists Dorridge from the simplest check up to Will’s highly skilled implant surgery, The Dentists Dorridge is a five star practice.

Maureen Chadderton