Q. What is a dental implant?
Dental implants replace missing teeth and look and feel like the real thing. They can replace single or several missing teeth and can also be used to securely fix dentures.
The implant is a titanium screw that is placed beneath the gum line and into the jawbone. This small surgical procedure is carried out under local anaesthetic. Over time the surrounding bone begins to integrate with the implant, which essentially acts as an artificial tooth root.
When healing is completed, individual crowns or bridges can be attached to the implants. Our dental implants in York usually take around 3 to 6 months to heal, so it’s possible to wear temporary crowns or bridges during this time.
Q. Does implant treatment hurt?
Your dentist in York will numb your gums so that you do not feel any discomfort. Afterwards, over the counter painkillers are normally enough to control any discomfort (even for extensive procedures).
Q. How long does the treatment take?
This does depend on factors such as the severity of any gum disease and individual needs, but generally tooth implant treatment takes between 3 and 6 months.* If you have any failing teeth, the first step would be to remove them before the implant process begins. The implants would then be placed into the gum and jawbone and left to heal for at least 3 months. Finally, your perfectly-matched crown, bridge or denture is fitted onto the implant/s.
Q. What will the new teeth look like?
We’ll do everything we can to make sure you feel confident and comfortable with your new smile. That means ensuring you have the opportunity to preview your smile before it’s fitted. For most patients, we can also give you the chance to see how your smile will look in your own mouth before any work is carried out.
Q. How long do dental implants last?
If you care for dental implants properly, they can last for many years. One of their great benefits is that you care for them just as you would natural teeth. You’ll need to brush twice a day and floss once a day, and it’s also essential to attend check-ups and hygiene appointments.
Dental Care In York
Multiple Missing Teeth
Do your dentures or teeth feel loose? Do you avoid eating certain foods? Dental implants from Blossom Family Dental Care in York could be just what you need.
Our implant expert, Dr James Harrison, has successfully placed over 500 hundred tooth implants for patients across York. You can replace a single missing tooth or several missing teeth with dental implants. It’s even possible to replace a full set of missing teeth with 4 or 6 tooth implants meaning that loose and uncomfortable dentures will no longer limit what you eat or affect your appearance and confidence.
Whatever your needs, the results are secure, fixed teeth that don’t wobble, fall out or prevent you from eating the foods you most enjoy.
Multiple Dental Implants Before and After Results
Lucy had crowns that had been placed over many years and the result was piecemeal so there was no consistency or symmetry with her smile. In addition to this, the crowns also had repeated infections underneath. Lucy had a young family and her children were starting to comment on her teeth so she wanted to know what could be done. During the examination, we identified that none of the old teeth could be saved and the best treatment would be to remove these and replace her upper front 4 teeth with dental implants. This would allow us to give Lucy fixed teeth secure teeth and a new smile!
Penny came to us because she was concerned about her smile. She had several old crowns that looked ugly and she kept getting infections underneath them. We decided that since these teeth could not be saved it would be best to remove the upper front 4 teeth and replace them with 2 implants that supported 4 new teeth on a bridge. This would give Penny fixed teeth but also allow us to make a massive improvement to her smile.
“I cannot thank you and your team enough for the treatment that I have received which has been first class at all times. Since having dental implants I can smile properly for the first time in years which is all thanks to you for your skill and dedication. I have become more confident since having implants and only have one major regret which is that I should have done this years ago.”
Why Choose Blossom Family Dental Care?
- Replace multiple missing teeth
- Restore your mouth’s function
- Provide a secure anchor for dentures and bridges
- Reduce wear & tear on the teeth near the gaps