Implants from £2,000*
*Please note that the fees on implants vary depending on the materials used and the complexity of the case
When a tooth is lost, the balance in your entire dental structure is disturbed. The created gap allows for the remaining teeth (especially the ones nearest to the gap) to tilt and shift as a result of even the most normal regular chewing.
This could lead to further oral problems down the line, especially if the distorted structure of the teeth interferes with the patient's chewing abilities. It isn't uncommon to see someone lose multiple teeth over the years as a result of this and more often than not, the bone loss occurs in the same row, side by side.
A dental implant helps to prevent this from happening. It is a tiny, but extremely strong, titanium alloy screw which is used while surgically replacing damaged or missing natural teeth. It is placed into the jawbone, so that the screw can firmly connect the artificial teeth or any other dental prosthesis to the jaw.
In addition to its use in replacing broken/missing teeth, implants can also be used to provide support to loose, removable dentures.
Implant treatment is normally carried out in two stages. First, the implant is placed in the jaw. Then, when the jaw has healed, replacement teeth are attached to the implant.
Implants are a safe, well-established treatment. It's probably true to say that implants, much like natural teeth, will last for as long as you care for them.
If you are interested in finding out more about implants why not book a free consultation with Dr Patel.