A Dental Implant replaces the root of a missing tooth and is made from titanium
Dental implants are the best substitute for a natural tooth and by far the biggest advancement in dentistry to date. This innovative treatment provides a permanent solution to patients who wish to effectively recapture the aesthetic and functional nature of their smile.
The placement of a Dental Implant is typically completed in less than an hour, as an in-house procedure with only local anaesthesia at Warwick Lodge specialist practice in Southend
The Dental Implant with a healing cap attached is placed into the jawbone (either immediately after the loss of a tooth, or after an extended period of time). Post-operative discomfort is normally less than that of a tooth extraction. After a period of three to six months of healing, the healing cap is removed from the Implant and the final restoration is inserted into the Dental Implant. A crown, bridge or removable denture can be utilised for the final restoration.
Candidates for a Dental Implant need to have healthy gums and adequate bone to support the Implant.
A thorough evaluation by one of our Dentists will help determine whether you are a good candidate for Dental Implants. If there is insufficient bone material, various bone enhancing procedures can be performed prior to the Dental Implant placement.