Dental implants are a revolution within the world of tooth replacement, providing effective, long-lasting and natural looking restoration for anyone missing a tooth or teeth. We are delighted to offer this effective and life-changing treatment at Shoreham Smile Studio in Brighton.
In the past the only replacement options available were bridges or dentures, both of which do not provide the longevity of dental implants, are also often unstable and do not have the discreet, natural appearance of implants.
How do dental implants work?
A dental implant is comprised of the implant itself, which is fixed into the jawbone, an abutment that is used to attach the replacement tooth and a crown, bridge or denture to replace the missing tooth.
The implant acts as a root to firmly secure your new tooth into place and takes around 3-6 months to completely integrate and fuse with your jawbone. Once this is complete you can eat, speak and talk with complete comfort, confident that your smile is stable, strong and attractive.
What forms of tooth loss can dental implants treat?
Dental implants can be used for the replacement of a single tooth, several teeth or complete tooth loss. However, the placement of dental implants will depend on several factors, including bone density, gum health and the physical condition of surrounding teeth. All of this will be discussed and examined during your consultation to ascertain whether you are a suitable candidate for dental implants.
Dental implant stabilised dentures
Those who have unfortunately lost all of their teeth are able to find a long-lasting and attractive option in the form of dental implants. A number of implants, usually between 5 and 8, are fixed into the jawbone and a denture is then attached for complete restoration of your smile. Dental implant retained dentures in Brighton are also a great option for those who suffer with loose, uncomfortable dentures and find no relief with denture fixatives. Dental implants will prevent your dentures from moving, rubbing and falling out and can greatly boost your confidence.
Teeth in a day
Dental implant treatments continue to evolve and the newest and most innovative of these procedures is Teeth in a Day in Brighton.
Teeth in a Day, also known as Same Day Smiles and All on 4, is used for the replacement of a full arch of teeth and involves 4 specially placed dental implants being fixed into the jaw and then fitted to your denture or bridge. Your Teeth in a Day treatment is comprised of the morning placement of your dental implants, an afternoon lunch and rest while your teeth are created and then a return to the practice in the late afternoon for the fitting of your new teeth. After the teeth are fitted you will be able to go home to smile, eat and talk with confidence.
After 10 weeks your implants will be completely fused with the bone and a new, custom fitted bridge or denture will be made to ensure a perfect fit, alignment and bite so you can get the most out of your new teeth.
If you are looking for dental implant treatment in Brighton, Hove or surrounding areas such as Worthing then feel free to give our practice a call to book an implant consultation. Dr Javad is a highly skilled implant surgeon who accepts implant referrals from local dentists in and around Brighton and Sussex.