At Crown House Dental Practice in Egham, we can replace missing teeth with dental implants. Our Implant Surgeon is Dr Raj Joshi who has a special interest in this field
A dental implant is a titanium screw like structure that is placed below your gum and allowed to become part of your bone. This process is also known as osseo-integration. Once the titanium implant has integrated into your bone, after usually three months, this structure is then used to support a crown or used to support a bridge along with another implant.
Not everyone or every situation is suitable for a dental implant but Dr Joshi will assess you, your bone level and your overall dental health to see if you are able to have this treatment.
Dental Implants can be used to:-
- Support a single crown
- Support a bridge using two or more implants
- Help secure a full denture in place
Implants are not available under NHS contracts as it is considered that there are other alternatives available.
The alternatives are usually dentures and these do not suit everyone. Maybe you have been struggling with dentures that:
- Move when eating
- Cause soreness
- You just feel self conscious about
If you are suffering then dental implants may well be worth considering. They are quite costly but when you compare them to the price of multiple dentures or bridges over the years then they can come into their own.
Dental Implants do need aftercare and we advise regular visits to our Dental Hygienist to maintain your gum health.