Dentists in Derby, Derbyshire Etwall Dental Practice, 44 Main Street, Etwall, Derby, Derbyshire DE65 6LP
Dental implants are a permanent, strong and natural-looking replacement for missing teeth. Embedded into the jawbone, they are made of two parts: a titanium screw and a prosthetic tooth.
At Etwall Dental Practice we are experienced and skilled in placing dental implants to help restore patients’ appearance and functionality. We have used this treatment on a frequent basis with high levels of success.
Losing one or more teeth can have a severe impact on an individual’s self-confidence as well as their ability to eat, chew and speak normally. Dental implants are therefore the ideal solution for patients who are struggling with the loss of their teeth.
Once we have examined your mouth and jawbone thoroughly – using x-rays and occasionally CT scans – we will be able to ascertain whether you are a suitable candidate for dental implants.
If you are, a titanium screw will be embedded into your jawbone. This is to act as the new ‘root’ for your prosthetic tooth or teeth. Once the site of the screw has healed (which can take a few months), the dentist will attach a false tooth or teeth to the screw.
Implants are durable and proven to last for a number of years.
If you have lost one tooth at the front or back of the mouth and would like the gap to be filled, a single tooth implant is a great solution.
Blending into the mouth and functioning as a normal tooth, many patients prefer implants to a bridge as these have been found to last much longer and there’s no need for treatment on the surrounding teeth.
The prosthetic tooth will be colour-matched to your surrounding teeth and once attached to the screw, can last a lifetime if cared for properly.
Dentures are often used when a patient has lost a number of teeth in a row or have lost all their upper or lower teeth.
Implant retained dentures are simply where a denture appliance is held in place by implants which are embedded into the jaw. This significantly reduces the chance of a denture slipping out of place or rubbing against the gums as it is held by clips attached to the implants.
If you opt for implant retained dentures, your Etwall Dental Practice will assess the suitability by taking x-rays or referring you for a CT scan to determine the viability of your jawbone.
A number of screws (or implants) will then be placed into the jawbone in order to act as a foundation for the dentures. While your mouth heals, we will provide you with temporary dentures but once ready, your new dentures will be fitted.
As with normal dentures which are held in place by adhesive, you can still remove your implant retained device for cleaning.
To book your dental implant consultation, please click here or call us on 01283 733391.