Implants

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Dental implants from high street smiles offer a permanent solution for your missing or damaged teeth.

A dental implant is essentially a substitute for a natural root, and commonly it is screw or cylinder shaped. Each implant is placed into a socket carefully drilled at the precise location of the intended tooth. Once in place, a crown, bridge or whole tooth replacement can be fixed to the implant or implants to feel and function like natural teeth.

Implants are made from biocompatible materials, which means they are readily accepted by your body, and with proper oral hygiene, can actually last a lifetime.

Importantly, implants counteract the bone loss which can lead to wrinkled lips and a sunken mouth and chin. Dental implants actually stimulate bone growth, helping you to maintain a youthful appearance.

Using implants as a foundation for a bridge or crown is minimally invasive because there is no need to grind down other healthy adjacent teeth.

Dental implants have been used successfully for over 40 years. They provide stability and comfort with no need for adjustment after placement.
Dr Singh has over 8 years experience in placing implants and regularly attends courses to widen his knowledge on the ever progressing art that is dental implantology.
We offer a free Consultation to discuss implants where a treatment plan will be discussed along with pricing and various options available to each patient.

The process of placing an implant

At the first appointment, we use an X-ray to determine if the jaw bone is adequate to hold the implant structure. Models of the mouth are often made using a soft, pliable plastic compound. These models show where the gaps are located and provide measurements for a replacement tooth or a bridge. Treatment with dental implants is complicated and takes meticulous planning for best results. Today, the implants being placed often only require one surgical procedure using a local anesthetic and sedative.

Once the implant structure is placed, it will be left for a number of weeks to heal before a abutment and crown is fitted.