Dental implants are fantastic but still not as great as keeping your own teeth.
Dental implants have transformed the way in which we now treatment plan and offer options to patients.
A dental implant replaces the root of a tooth. The implants we use are made of an alloy of medical quality, commercially pure titanium and zirconium, which is very bio-compatible so is not rejected by your immune system and stronger than titanium alone. Placed well by an experienced implant dentist they integrate with your own bone in over 97% of cases.
Treatment with dental implants can give huge improvements in people’s quality of life, oral health and function.
Careful planning of implant treatment is essential to ensure the final prosthetic tooth or teeth will last a long time and look great. Treatment often uses regenerative techniques to re-grow bone and/or gum. At Waterside Dentalcare we have the knowledge and the skills to predictably give you a great outcome.
This Straumann implant has an internal screw connection which gives many different options to restore with a fixed prosthetic tooth or help secure a denture. The shiny collar sits above bone level, within the thickness of the gum which means it’s easier to keep it clean.
Not all dental implants are the same. They vary considerably in quality, design, surface treatment, strength, internal connections and the amount of clinical research which has been performed on them. Paul likes to use implants which are made by Straumann, because their products are so good and their support to clinicians and laboratory technicians is more comprehensive. If you would like to learn more, please follow the link to the Straumann website.