How long does a dental implant last?
Once the implant is fixed in position and as long as you maintain careful oral hygiene, you can expect the dental implant to last up to or even exceeding 40 years.
This is why Friars Walk Dental Practice in Dunstable highly recommends Dental Implants They continue to be in very high demand for a variety of reasons. Implants are very strong, stable and long-lived, as long as you take good care of them, plus Dental implants also have the highest success rate of any tooth-replacement option
What is a dental implant?
Put simply, a dental implant is a substitute for a natural tooth root. It is an artificial tooth root which is used to provide support for a new tooth. The implant not only fills an unsightly gap but helps to prevent bone loss in your jaw bone which so often takes place when a tooth or teeth have been lost. Because a dental implant is fixed into the bone it provides stability for both the new tooth and your set of teeth as a whole. It also helps to keep your normal face shape, which is great, as you get older.
Is a dental implant right for you?
You will know if you are a suitable recipient for a dental implant after you have attended an appointment with our Friars Walk dentist. We will perform a thorough examination of your teeth and gums and will assess your bone density and the amount of available bone to accept an implant. You may have x-rays taken to determine these characteristics.
At Friars Walk Dental , our implant surgeon, will be the one placing your dental implants. Fitting implants is a minor surgical procedure and can be carried out under local or general anaesthetic depending on the patient’s preference. Compared to other tooth replacement options, implants are osteoconductive. This means that over time, they will support the growth of the jaw bone and provide a firm anchor for your new teeth for better bone health.
Book a Dental Implant appointment in Dunstable
Your dentist will discuss during the initial consultation which appropriate implant system is more appropriate on your case. Please contact us today to find out more about our dental implants in Dunstable, or to book a dental implant appointment. You may either leave your details on our contact page http://friarswalkdentalpractice.co.uk/contact-us/ and wait for a quick reply from our team. You may also call our practice directly to discuss your requirements on 0158 2638 908 for dental implants in Dunstable.