At Devonshire Square Dental Studio we provide options for replacing teeth lost due to tooth decay, gum disease, accident or injury. Restoring bite function and dental structure by replacing one or more missing teeth is important for improving oral health, facial aesthetics and overall well-being.
Dental implants for replacing missing teeth
Our teeth are supported by the tooth root, periodontal ligament and jaw bone. Replacing a missing tooth with a tooth restoration involves providing a new means to support the tooth within the gum tissue and jaw bone.
Dental implants are titanium posts or screws that serve as artificial tooth roots, fusing with the jaw bone through a process of osseointegration. A choice of dental restorations, such as crowns, bridges and dentures, may be anchored to a dental implant and serve as an artificial tooth replacement.
Suitability of dental implants
Our dentist uses advanced technologies to assess jaw bone quality and provide recommendations for replacing missing teeth. If jaw bone density is weak, the jaw bone may be strengthened with a bone graft. A sinus lift operation may be required if the space between the sinus cavity and jaw bone is too small.
Choosing dental implants
Loose-fitting partial or complete dentures may be stabilised with dental implants. Implant-supported dentures may be removable. A dental bridge or crown may be supported by implants as an alternative for enhancing bite function and smile. Periodontal gum disease may lead to multiple tooth loss requiring more dental implants to replace natural dentition.
Treatment with dental implants
Dental implants take time to fuse with the jaw bone and treatment time may vary from six weeks or more. Treatment with multiple dental implants may take up to three months. However, dental implants appear and function just like normal teeth lasting about fifteen to twenty years. If you would like more information about dental implants please contact the team at Devonshire Square Dental Studio in the centre of London.