Dental implants have been used to replace missing teeth since the 1960s, and in recent years their use has become much more extensive and mainstream. They can be used to support crowns replacing single missing teeth, bridges to restore larger sections of teeth or even to stabilise dentures. Dental implants are made of titanium, which is highly compatible with the human body, and they bond with the jawbone during healing. There are now many studies and much clinical experience showing that dental implants are the most reliable way to replace missing teeth with natural-looking, long-lasting results.
At Sutton Implant Clinic in Sutton Coldfield, Dr Puneet Jain understands the implications of missing teeth for a person’s health and psychology. Throughout his career, he has undertaken a great deal training enabling him to keep up to date with the latest techniques in implant dentistry. From single tooth implants to multiple tooth replacement, including complex cases, Dr Jain offers a full range of dental implant solutions with the highest standard of care to his patients.
Bone loss and implants
In the short term, tooth removal is a quick, easy and cheap way to deal with a severely damaged tooth. However, as soon as the tooth is removed the jawbone stops being stimulated due to the lack of biting pressure, and the bone stops regenerating. If the tooth is not replaced, then the receding bone will start to upset the surrounding teeth.
Dental Implants are the most successful tooth replacing option in preventing bone loss and encouraging bone growth within the jaw. They are made of three parts: the post, the abutment and the crown. Posts are small titanium cylinders implanted into the jawbone and left to heal for a few months. During healing time, the bone in your jaw fuses with the biocompatible titanium post and when this is done, the abutment is inserted and the crown is mounted on the post. Dental implants look and act exactly like natural teeth and you can brush and floss them as you would do with the rest of your teeth.
A successful implant operation will ensure that your bite comes together properly, the jawbone is stimulated and bone loss is prevented.