Dental implants are a popular and great-looking treatment to replace one or more missing teeth. They are strong, permanent and natural-looking tooth replacements which allow you to smile with confidence.
Unlike traditional removable dentures, an implant is a long-term solution to tooth loss by providing fixed artificial teeth. An implant itself is a small titanium post that is placed into the jawbone. Over time the bone and gum tissue grow around and bond with the titanium to provide a secure base, just like a tooth root.
An implant can support a single replacement tooth, several teeth, a bridge or be used for implant supported dentures.
Depending on the complexity of your case, different types of implant can be used, such as:
To learn more about implants, and if any of the above is the solution for you, get in touch for a consultation, and we’ll do everything possible to help you achieve a full, shining smile and long-lasting excellent oral health.
Dental implants are the next best thing to still having your own teeth!
They allow you to be free from many issues traditionally associated with dentures; for example, they don’t move around or fall out, meaning you can eat, speak and smile without worry.
Dental implants also enable patients to maintain bone structure and support facial tissues to help recover their natural appearance.
Implants are a minor form of dental implant surgery with almost 100% success rates, so you never need to worry with Turriff Dental. The surgical procedures involves:
The metal implant (titanium screw) will be placed into the bone around the missing tooth. After this, the surrounding gum is secured over the implant to allow for osseointegration (the fusing of the implant and bone). This fusion typically takes 3–6 months.
One the implant is fused with the surrounding bone, a post is attached, which acts as a foundation for the implants.
This stage is when the abutment is placed onto the post, which will help to complete your smile.
Patients undergoing implant treatment at our practice are in excellent hands. Our principal dentist Nedahl Swessi completed his training with the International Team of Implantology (ITI) in 2013 and has been placing implants regularly ever since. Nedahl is a member of ITI and also a registered member of the European Association of Osseointegration. He enjoys attending local implant study clubs and travelling to conferences nationally and internationally to keep up to date with the latest developments.
Nedahl Swessi uses Straumann dental implants. Straumann is a global leader in implant dentistry. Their products are thoroughly researched and scientifically proven and are renowned for their exceptional quality and reliability.
If you would like more information or find out if this treatment is right for you, please contact our practice in Turriff on 01888 562440 or request an appointment.