Dental Implants are the closest thing to having your natural teeth back and we can replace missing teeth or teeth that are failing.
Implants can be used to support single crowns, multiple crowns or even dentures and although not every dental practice can provide this extremely specialist treatment, at Better Dental we are delighted that we have access to one of the most experienced clinics in the north west.
The technology has been around for over 50-years although recent improvements in techniques and materials mean that the procedure is now better than ever.
We can replace single teeth with a single implant or many teeth with more implants. Many people who have lost teeth through injury, accident, disease or decay have now regained their smile and their confidence with Dental Implants. Many celebrities also call on this treatment to create their perfect smile.
The treatment works by having titanium implants inserted into the jaw bone, onto which custom made crowns, skillfully manufactured to match your other teeth are screwed onto the implant. They are firm and strong enabling you to eat just about anything you like in comfort and with complete confidence.
Our current success rate for dental implants is very high with around 95% of implants still fully functional after 20-years for non-smokers (85% for smokers). At Better Dental, unlike some practices, especially overseas clinics, we only use the highest quality Astra dental implants, which have a proven long-term track record.
Are dental implants for everyone?
Not everyone. People with a history of poor oral hygiene or gum disease will need to have the disease treated before we proceed. Smokers are also less suitable and we ask them not to smoke for two weeks before and after surgery.
If you would like to know more about dental implants or you would like to explore your own suitability for the procedure please book an appointment to discuss it with us.