A Permanent solution to replace missing teeth
At DSK Dental, our focus is on prevention of dental disease and tooth loss. Unfortunately, sometimes it is not possible to save a tooth when there is severe decay, a fracture, or bone loss. Losing a tooth can be a daunting, but there are many options for replacement. Dental implants are the gold standard for replacing teeth that have been lost. If you would like to discuss your options, please contact the DSK Dental team today about arranging a consultation.
Why replace missing teeth?
Gaps in your mouth due to the loss of one or more teeth can lead to long term problems. Missing teeth can make chewing, speaking and smiling much less enjoyable. They can also put other teeth in your mouth under more pressure than usual, leading to drifting, fractures or tooth wear. Gaps between teeth are harder to clean. This increases plaque and tartar buildup, which can lead to tooth decay and gum disease.
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a titanium screw, which acts as a foundation for a crown, bridge or denture. The implant is surgically placed into your jawbone, so it is stable, doesn't move, and helps preserve the bone level in the area that the tooth was removed. Compared to removable dentures or dental bridges, dental implants are completely independent and don't require other teeth for support.
What is treatment like?
Our main priority is to keep our patients comfortable and to see you smiling confidently at the end of treatment. We understand that some patients may feel nervous about dental surgery. Rest assured we will talk you through the whole process and be here to support you each step of the way. There are a number of stages involved in treatment - placement of the implant with a specialist, healing time, and placement of the false tooth. We will discuss the timeline and appointments that are involved during your consultation.
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