Dental implants are titanium screws which are fixed directly into the jaw bone and used as anchors for crowns. These are usually placed under local anaesthetic and oral sedation.
Implants are a reliable way of replacing missing teeth and although Clive doesn’t place implants himself, he has been restoring mouths with implants for over five years.
“A key element in the success of implants is the care used in placing the implant and I therefore have all implants placed by a trusted oral surgeon colleague, Steve Taylor at the Wessex Dental Specialist Centre in Fareham: if I needed to have a dental implant, he is the man I would get to put it in for me. I am then happy to create the crown/bridge which replaces the missing tooth/teeth, using a laboratory that specialises in this type of work.”
Implant Retained Bridges
Dental implants are titanium screws which are fixed directly into the jaw bone and used as anchors for bridges. They are usually placed under local anaesthetic and oral sedation.
The implants are usually left to integrate with the bone for about three or four months
After the implants have integrated into the jaw bone impressions are then taken and the bridgework is fabricated in the specialist laboratory. The bridgework is usually held in place by small gold screws which are directly screwed into the implants.Sometimes the bridgework is cemented in position.
Implant Retained Dentures
Dentures are often necessary to provide enough mid face support to restore a more normal facial appearance.
Implants are used to secure a bar onto which a denture is clipped.This helps stabilise a removable denture.
Loss of teeth can have a profoundly ageing effect on the facial appearance.When teeth are lost the bone shrinks, especially in the upper jaw. Implants help to hold the replacement teeth and associated gum work in the correct position to help alleviate the problems of the missing teeth.
Implant retained dentures are very stable when chewing, when laughing, smiling and kissing. The bars are customised on an individual basis.