Simply put, dental implants mimic the roots of natural teeth. Made from titanium alloy, dental implants are placed directly into your jawbone. Depending on the number and position of your dental implants, you can choose from a wide range of options to completely restore your smile. Amazingly, the titanium surface forms a strong direct attachment or connection to your bone tissue. That's great news for denture wearers!
By eliminating many of the problems associated with complete denture wear, dental implants can significantly improve the lives of complete denture wearers or those facing the loss of their teeth.
At Same Day Teeth, we use dental implants to anchor new arches of teeth in place for two types of patient:
- People who have been living with badly fitting, uncomfortable and impractical complete dentures for too many years
- People who have been suffering from loose teeth, gum disease and chronic infections and now sadly face the loss of all of their teeth
The new teeth may be fixed in place or removable, depending on the patient's individual needs.
What are dental implants?
Each year, millions of dental implants are successfully placed in patients throughout the world with an incredibly high success rate. With dental implants, function can be restored, aesthetics enhanced, and everyday normal life can be a reality for the vast majority of patients. First conceived in 1965 by Per- Ingvar Branemark, a Swedish Orthopaedic Surgeon, dental implants have developed into a structured and predictable procedure.
What risks are associated with dental implants?
Patients with medical or other conditions (e.g. bone infections, connective tissue disorders or conditions requiring steroid therapy) that could interfere with the healing process of either their soft tissue or jaw bone should evaluate carefully, with the Implant Dentist, the possible risks and advantages of dental implant treatment. The same applies for those who smoke cigarettes.
How successful are dental implants?
Dental implant use has been examined in thousands of scientific studies. With more than 40 years of clinical experience and millions of patients treated across the globe, the long-term studies that have observed dental implant solutions clearly confirm a high success rate of more than 95% for individual dental implants. But, as with natural teeth, diligent oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups are required for those with dental implants. Correct care, alongside precise treatment planning and accurate insertion of the dental implant, is one of the paramount requirements for long-term success.
Is my age a problem?
Occasionally, older patients express concern that their age may prevent them from enjoying the benefits of dental implants. However, your health is more of a determining factor than your age. Certain diseases and health issues may contraindicate dental implant treatment.