Dental Implants in York
Our Guide to Dental Implant Treatment in York
Expert dental implant treatment to replace missing teeth, and as a result helping you achieve a natural and beautiful smile.
Why would I need a Dental Implant?
You have lost one or several teeth and would like a fixed solution. We can place a titanium implant securely into the bone in place of the tooth root. We may then attach a crown, bridge or denture onto the top.
Traditional methods for replacing teeth for instance include dentures and bridgework. Both of these however have their own drawbacks. Dentures have the potential to be loose and as a result may cause embarrassment. Dental bridgework can be destructive to adjacent teeth and as a result make them weaker. Replacing missing teeth with implants will provide a fixed solution which consequently preserves surrounding bone.
Dental Implants transmit the force of chewing to the jaw bone, and as a result help to conserve it. In the case of dentures or conventional bridges, the bone gradually reduces. Therefore this can change your facial expression and appearance.
What are the benefits of Dental Implants?
- They look and also perform like natural teeth.
- Durability due to a 95% success rate.
- No coverage on the palate and hence no gagging or loss of comfort.
- Stability as a result of the implants being fixed, therefore no worry of your teeth falling out.
- Dental implant placement does not require the reduction of adjacent teeth in contrast to dental bridges.
What types of Dental Implants are there?
Single Dental implant
An implant is a great option for a single missing tooth, both at the front or the back of the mouth.
A single dental implant may be placed in the mouth to replace the root of the tooth and a crown created to match the adjacent teeth.
Multiple Dental Implants
If more than one tooth is missing, there may still be implant options open to you.
In some situations a single dental implant may be used to support 2 missing teeth, or multiple dental implants can be used to support several missing teeth.
Implant Retained Dentures
Dentures can be a compromise and may be uncomfortable or move when you talk and eat.
Dental Implants may be used to stabilize dentures to give you confidence when eating and talking.
Steps to Dental Implant Treatment
Firstly we must evaluate your case from the clinical history, analysis of the oral scenario and with additional examinations we may deem necessary. Above all it is important to evaluate each case to find the best solution.
We will place one or more implants surgically. Depending on your circumstances, we will consequently assess whether to restore the tooth immediately or not.
The stitches are generally removed around fourteen days after surgery. Based on your medical circumstances, we will assess how much time will be required for healing. Consequently this may vary from six weeks to several months.
Once integration is complete, we will assess the best way to restore your tooth. This depends on the anatomical characteristics of the bone bed, where the implant will be placed. The tooth may be restored on the day of surgery (immediate loading) or after a period of bone regeneration. This stage requires modelling and the production of a model of your mouth. The laboratory need this to create your prosthesis. To achieve success, it may be necessary to conduct one or more trials before finalising the treatment.
Implant treatment does not end when the prosthesis is placed. It is very important to follow your dentists instructions on cleaning as well as attending all of the check-ups. This is the only way to ensure your implant treatment is durable over the long term.
Why choose Ainsty Dental for your Dental Implants?
All the Implants here at Ainsty Dental are placed by the practice owner Stephen Davies. Stephen is an experienced implant dentist who has being placing dental implants in York for a number years and has a masters degree in dental implantology. Stephen is above all passionate about providing the best possible care for his patients.
To ensure the best possible outcomes we use implants from the Straumann Group® which include Straumann and Neodent implants both popular and clinically proven choices. Straumann is a Swiss company who have been making Implants since 1974 and are one of the largest companies providing implants worldwide. Neodent was founded in 1993 and are based in Brazil, they are the second largest dental implant company worldwide.
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