At Chingford Smile, we pride ourselves in offering high-quality Dental Implants in Chingford to replace missing or failing teeth.
Dental implants are the best-known treatment to replace single or multiple missing teeth because they feel and behave just like natural teeth. Our teeth can be lost for a number of reasons including decay, trauma, infection, or gum disease, and this loss can result in a whole host of problems. Implants can improve how you eat and speak, prevent shrinkage of the jawbone, and keep existing teeth firmly in place. You won’t be able to tell the difference, and after a while it’s likely you’ll forget they’re even there.
The procedure to place implants to replace single missing teeth is straightforward, with little downtime for our patients, because there is little need to treat surrounding teeth.
An implant can also be used to replace multiple missing teeth and are a particularly attractive option for dealing with large gaps.
A dental implant is a small titanium rod that is permanently fixed into your jawbone. When the implant fuses with the bone, it becomes strong and long-lasting support to which a single crown or denture.
We recommend placing a dental implant as soon as possible after losing or breaking your tooth or decay could set in and start to cause further problems for you.
Our dentist in Chingford will carry out a full assessment of your general health, how your teeth fit together, your oral health, and the density of your jaw bone. If we discover you have insufficient bone volume, you may need a grafting procedure to allow for the successful placement of implants.
The titanium posts are placed in the bone under a local anesthetic using a relatively simple surgical procedure. Titanium is very well tolerated by the body, so over a few months, the implants will bond with the bone – a process known as Osseo-integration.
Once settled in and fully healed, we can fit replacement teeth to the now firmly positioned implants.
After the implant treatment, some patients experience soreness, swelling or sensitivity for a few days.
You need to maintain good oral hygiene following treatment to ensure your implants remain trouble-free. If well looked after, with a regular brushing and flossing routine, they can last for over 15 years. You should also attend regular check-ups so your dentist can make sure your implants stay in great condition.
Dental implants provide greater support to the jawbone because they replace the whole root of a tooth, unlike a dental bridge. Implants are healthier because they do not need support from neighbouring teeth. In addition, patients with dental bridges are subject to more frequent dental visits to maintain their gum health.
Like natural teeth, dental implants will generally last as long as you care for them. They require proper oral hygiene attention at home and by a hygienist. With regular maintenance, they will last as long as your natural teeth.