If you have lost a single tooth or you’ve been losing teeth over time, dental implants can help you get back to your normal pace of life. Tooth loss happens for lots of different reasons and will affect most of us at some point in our lives.
If you have lost teeth due to gum disease, tooth decay or unavoidable accidents, dental implants can be inserted to replace any number of missing teeth. They can even be used to secure existing dentures, bringing a whole new world of usability to dentures.
Here at Northlight Dental in Milton Keynes, dental implants are provided by our experienced implantologist, Dr Sunil Passan. Dr Passan is an experienced dentist and we are sure you will be happy with the results of your treatment.
How we insert dental implants in Milton Keynes
Dental implants basically serve as a replacement for a natural tooth root. Implants are made of titanium or a titanium alloy. This allows the body to heal naturally and integrate with the screw.
The procedure is carried out under local anaesthetic. In most cases, you’ll be awake for your surgery but won’t feel very much. For the titanium screw to be inserted into your jaw, a small hole must be created. The exact angle of the hole is planned before your treatment to ensure the implant is in the best place.
When the hole is created, the screw can be inserted. The aim is for the screw to have maximum contact with the bone to ensure it creates a stable base for whichever attachment will go on top, whether it’s one crown, or a bridge or a whole arch.
Tooth replacement options
In Milton Keynes, dental implants can support a number of different tooth replacement options. Depending on the number of teeth you need to replace, there are different options to choose from.
If you want to replace a single missing tooth, a custom-made crown can be made to fit your smile perfectly. If you have lost multiple teeth and need to fill a bigger gap, a bridge with two or three teeth can be made to fill the space and complete your smile.