A dental implant is often the ideal permanent tooth replacement solution. A dental implant replaces the actual root of the tooth and provides a foundation for a dental crown acting as the prosthetic tooth. Dental implants are closest thing to natural teeth and are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth, even for the patient.
Buckle Advanced Dental Care in Wirral is home to a group of highly qualified dentists who can care for every aspect of your dental implant treatment.
Dental Implants: Before & After
This gentleman came to our Wirral dental practice to have an upper front tooth extracted. Dr. Buckle designed a treatment plan using a single dental implant to replace the missing tooth. The neighbouring teeth were left untouched.
Learn more about our dental implant services:
- Dental Implants Overview
- Multiple Teeth Implants
- Implant Dentures
- All On Four Implants
- Immediate Temporaries
- Bone/Sinus Grafting
- Benefits of Dental Implants
- Dental Implant FAQs
What Is A Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a small post – resembling a screw – that is placed in the jaw to support a prosthetic tooth. A tiny connector is placed on the implant to support a dental crown which will replace the missing tooth.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Using a dental implant to replace a single missing tooth, or a full arch of missing teeth provides patients with a lifetime of oral health benefits.
- Excellent aesthetic results
- Life long, stable solution
- Adjacent teeth are not compromised
- Patients do not need to wear dentures
Dental Implants vs. Dental Bridge
A dental implant has a number of advantages over a dental bridge for single tooth replacement. A conventional three-unit bridge used to replace a single tooth compromises the health and structure of adjacent teeth. Neighbouring, healthy teeth must be modified to support a conventional dental bridge with the use of dental crowns.
By contrast, a dental implant is self supporting and does require the modification of adjacent teeth. A dental implant also preserves the bone better than traditional bridgework and is easier to care for and maintain.
Choosing a Dentist for Tooth Implants
Dr. Ian Buckle and Dr. Inigo De Sada will complete dental implant cases in our practice. Dr. Buckle will create a treatment plan to help you achieve the smile you want. With more than 20 years of experience in Implantology, Oral Surgery and Periodontics, Dr. Sada will complete the surgical aspect of the procedure. Dr. Buckle will conduct the restorative aspect of the procedure. They are both very knowledgeable and can answer any dental implant questions you may have.
Can one missing tooth cause bone loss?
Yes! Even one missing tooth jeopardizes the stability of the bite. Left untreated, just one missing tooth can cause the jaw bone to deteriorate and eventually leads to facial regression. With out the root structure, adjacent teeth are prone to shifting or loss.
A single dental implant can be used to replace the missing root structure. The bio-compatible titanium is designed to fuse with jaw bone and promotes natural regeneration of bone tissue.
How do I care for dental implants?
Dental implants are a permanent dental restoration. With proper oral hygiene and frequent visits to Buckle Advanced Dental Care, implants should last for many years with out any special maintenance.
Implants rely on healthy bone and gum tissue for long term success. Like natural teeth dental implants need to be brushed and flossed twice daily and professionally cleaned at least once every six months. Proactive dental hygiene can keep dental implants healthy for many years.
Schedule a Consultation
To learn more about dental implants, contact our Wirral dental practice for a consultation with Buckle Advanced Dental Care. Call us at 0151 329 2979 or by filling in the online form.