Do you struggle with a loose denture? Do you find it embarrassing socially and you avoid eating out with family and friends? Perhaps you just have a single missing tooth and don’t like to smile on photos? Replacing a missing tooth or several missing teeth with dental implants is probably the closest you can come to mimicking actual real teeth and maybe the way to overcome these problems.
Dental implants are small titanium rods that are placed into your bone under the gum and allowed to integrate and become part of the supporting bone. After a period of time, usually a few months, the rods are uncovered and used as a support to place a crown or bridge in.
Dental implants can be used to replace a single missing teeth or even a full arch with bridges. We can also use implants to place connections in the lower jaw that allow a lower denture to “click” into place, thus firming up a very loose denture.
Dr Viren Vithlani, our Specialist Periodontist, is extremely skilled and experienced in placing dental implants. He even accepts referrals from other dentists who aren’t able to carry out this treatment in their own practices.
Once placed, dental implants can give years of service with the correct maintenance and advice. All our patients with dental implants see our dental hygienists regularly for implant maintenance.