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Tooth loss can cause bone degeneration and have a serious impact on your lifestyle, self-esteem, and confidence. Fortunately, dental implants have revolutionised restorative dentistry by allowing patients to experience dental crowns, bridges, and dentures with an unparalleled level of stability. The procedure involves surgically placing small titanium posts into the jaw tissue to replace tooth roots. Dental implants also provide additional oral health benefits by helping to retain bone mass in the jaw. To schedule a dental implants consultation at our Putney, London, practice, get in touch with a member of our team today.
In order to qualify for dental implant surgery, you should be in good oral and overall health. If you suffer from any concerns such as gum disease, these must be resolved before implants can be placed. Patients who have lost too much bone mass or do not have enough room for implants may be precluded from treatment. In these cases, however, a bone graft or sinus lift can often be performed to help patients qualify. When you visit The Cullen Dental Practice for a consultation, we will evaluate your needs to determine if dental implants are right for you.
Undergoing dental implant surgery involves multiple procedures. During your first procedure, implants will be surgically placed in your jaw. The type of dental implant being placed will depend on the type of restoration you will be supporting. All posts will be strategically placed for minimal impact and to make the most of your current bone tissue.
Once the implants are in place, they will be left to heal for several months. During this time, they will fuse with the surrounding jawbone through a process known as osseointegration. We can provide a temporary restoration for you to wear while your jaw heals. When you return for your second procedure, we will then place an abutment over each implant. Abutments are connectors that enable us to securely attach your customised restoration.
Dental implants are a superior alternative to traditional treatments for missing teeth because of the various benefits they provide: