What is a dental implant?

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root made from high-grade titanium that is placed into the upper or lower jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge in place. The implant is allowed to bond with the living bone and then serves as an anchor for the replacement tooth. Dental implants can be used to replace a single lost tooth or many missing teeth.

Implant supported replacement teeth look, feel, and function like natural teeth.

Implants can also be used to stabilise uncomfortable dentures. Denture wearers often complain about how inefficient they are when it comes to chewing and speaking. The movement of the denture leads to loss of social confidence and this can be impossible to rectify with conventional treatment. Clipping the denture to two or more anchoring implants will secure the denture, immediately solving any looseness problems.

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What are the benefits?

Implants have many benefits for patients who have lost teeth and wish for a long-term permanent solution:

  • No dental damage
  • Improved comfort
  • Improved appearance
  • Improved speech
  • Better chewing
  • Better social confidence and self-esteem

Implants have a high long-term survival rate, and reports of over 95% success over five years or longer are not uncommon.

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"Securing my denture with dental implants has
given me the confidence to be myself when I'm out with friends.
I now have no worries about being embarrased by a loose denture."

Mrs CB, Crawley, West Sussex

Smilecare Dental Centre, 45 Furnace Drive, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 6JD
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