What are dental implants?
At our dental surgery in Penn Hill, Poole we offer dental implants which are one way of replacing missing teeth. As the name suggests it is ‘implanted’ into the jaw acting like a root and the replacement teeth are later fastened to it.
What are the benefits?
Dental implants feel and function just like natural teeth when you bite. Dental implants can be for a single tooth or multiple teeth. They do not require preparation of adjacent teeth – which is very destructive.
Are dental implants for me?
Patients need to have healthy gums, and enough jawbone to take the posts and support the replacement teeth. They must also be prepared to maintain good mouth hygiene and visit the dentist regularly.
Dental implant patients need to be in good health, because of the surgery needed. Some chronic diseases could interfere with healing and make implants more likely to fail. Make sure that you tell your dentist about any medication that you take regularly, and about your smoking habits.