How Are Dental Implants Made?

At our York dentists, we’re proud to offer our patients top dental treatments, such as dental implants. We use safe, trusted and advanced methods to enhance our patients’ appearance, oral health and even quality of life.

Dental implants are one of our favourite treatments here in York, as they restore confidence, function and aesthetics. Our patients love how realistic these clever false teeth look, and they offer a permanent solution to tooth loss, which could last a lifetime with the right care.

In this post, we’ll look at how dental implants are made, what happens during treatment, and ways to keep your smile generally healthy for the future.

So, what are they made of – and how?

We know how important it is to feel happy, safe and confident about something you’re putting in your mouth – especially as dental implants are physically, permanently implanted. As we’ve mentioned, they’re a type of false tooth, which is made up of two parts. The first is an artificial root, made of titanium, that will ‘integrate’ or ‘fuse’ with the jawbone when placed in the mouth. The other part is the crown, which is made to closely resemble your natural teeth in shape, size and colour. They’re made in a special lab to the exact specifications of your mouth, ensuring they’re comfortable, successful and discreet.

How are they implanted?

Dental implants require minor surgery in the mouth, as a small incision is needed before they can be inserted. The tooth implants are gently screwed in place under an anaesthetic to minimise any discomfort, and over-the-counter pain relief can offset any sensitivity or swelling some of our patient’s experience afterwards.

Why have tooth implants?

One of the best things you can do for your oral health and self-esteem is invested in your smile. With strong, healthy teeth, you’re able to enjoy life to the full – talking, eating, laughing, smiling and everything in-between. Here are a few reasons we recommend them for tooth loss:

  • – Eliminate the need for unsightly plastic dentures and fixatives
  • – No need to change your diet or avoid any foods
  • – Strong, sturdy and stable – no slipping or falling out!
  • – Could prevent future gum and bone loss associated with missing teeth
  • – A permanent solution that could last a lifetime
  • – Options available for those with single, multiple and all missing teeth
  • – Most adults eligible for treatment, subject to a consultation
  • – Up to 97% of procedures are a success
Infographic about dental implants

Book in with our York dentists

If you’d like to learn more about tooth implants or you’d like to book a consultation, feel free to call or email our team here in York.