IMPLANTS AT A1 DENTAL

If you are missing a tooth or teeth, you may be an ideal candidate for high-tech dental implants. No other treatment comes as close to creating the look and feel of a real tooth – and no other treatment has the potential to last your lifetime.

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At A1 Dental in Canterbury, we are fully qualified to offer dental implants in-house. With permanent and natural-looking replacements for missing teeth, you’ll be able to eat normally, speak clearly and smile as you did before. Dental implants aren’t just about function and aesthetics – they can dramatically improve your quality of life.

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Dental implants are a high-tech method of replacing a missing tooth or teeth. The procedure at A1 Dental in Canterbury involves placing an artificial tooth ‘root’ in the jaw bone, to which a new tooth can be attached. State-of-the-art technology and techniques mean that dental implants involve relatively minor surgery – with results that last a lifetime. Dentists agree that there is no better way to recreate the look, feel and permanence of a real tooth.

ADVANTAGES

  • Implants can fill in the gaps and bring back the smile you once had.
  • You’ll once again be able to enjoy foods such as apples, steak and even corn on the cob with confidence.
  • Implants can either completely replace dentures or at least remove the need for sticky denture adhesive.
  • You can help maintain your bone structure and support your facial tissues. Implants can reduce or eliminate bone atrophy, which causes the sagging facial tissue that is associated with old age.

SOLUTIONS

The dental implant procedure is a relatively minor surgery to implant a synthetic ‘tooth root’ into the jaw bone. Made from extremely strong, durable and biocompatible titanium, the implant gradually integrates with the bone tissue, creating a secure and permanent foundation onto which a bespoke dental restoration can be placed.

Implant solutions are flexible and can be designed to fit your personal requirements. Options include:

Replacing a single missing tooth – just a single implant is needed

Replacing a series of two or more missing teeth – implants replace crowns with a bridge in between

Replacing an entire arch (or both arches) – several implants are used to anchor a complete set of replacement teeth

Securing dentures – a solution that offers a substantial improvement over having to use adhesive

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FAQs

Can anyone have implants?

Implants can only be considered for healthy mouths – so some patients may find that the process of getting implants will first require other dental work, such as bone grafting, gum surgery or orthodontics. Make an appointment for an initial consultation to assess your suitability for implants.

How does the dental implant procedure work?

Dental implant surgery is high-tech and minimally invasive. With the help of 3D scanning and a computer-guided dental laser, an implant can be placed so accurately that it involves the least possible trauma and therefore a swift recovery time. Once the implant has been placed in the jaw, you will need to wait a few weeks for the integration process to take place – this is where your natural bone tissue grows around the implant, securing it in place for life. Once integration has successfully completed, you’ll be able to return for the final fitting of your new tooth.

Are implants safe?

Yes, dental implants are a well-established treatment, supported by over 30 years of clinical evidence and a 95% success rate or higher. Implants actually improve the health of your jaw by increasing blood flow to an area that would otherwise atrophy.

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