By Yvonne Vannoort, The Dentist
Tooth implants are a great way to replace a missing tooth and the technology used today is truly amazing – an implant looks and feels as close to your real teeth as possible. Our practice follows this process:
Firstly, a 3D image is taken of your mouth which allows for the position of the implant to be planned precisely. The tooth which is added on to the implant later is also planned at this stage so the end result is clear.
A guide is then made to ft your mouth which allows us to place the implant exactly where it was planned. This is a gentle process and the healing is excellent; your mouth is comfortable as soon as possible.
The implant is left to heal for about three months and then the new tooth, which has been colour matched to your teeth, is added. Voila! Your teeth look beautiful and the back teeth are able to work really hard for chewing.
Replacing missing teeth keeps your ‘bite’ even and supports and protects the remaining precious teeth. Your jaw joints and even your spine are also supported.
If you are reluctant to smile broadly because of missing teeth this can aﬀect your confidence and the way you present yourself to the world. If you have a missing tooth or teeth, now is the time to replace them – then you can smile BIG, not small!