Buckle Advanced Dental Care offers dental implants to restore missing teeth at his Liverpool dentist office. Dental implants are a strong and long lasting option for people who have lost teeth due to gum disease, an accident or other complications. Whether you are missing one tooth or several, dental implants offer you the opportunity to smile with comfort and confidence again.
Our Liverpool cosmetic dentistry office offers complete placement of dental implants. From the first consultation to the treatment planning to the surgical placement of your implant, you can be sure you will receive the highest quality of care and attention.
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a bio-compatible titanium post designed to fuse to the jaw bone. The dental implant is used to support a dental crown (for a single missing tooth), dental bridge (for several missing teeth) or a denture (to replace an entire row of teeth). Dental implants offer patients several important benefits for overall and long term dental health:
- Improved bone and gum health (compared to alternative restorations)
- Avoids degradation of remaining healthy teeth (as in conventional bridgework)
- Improves the appearance of the smile and lower face
- Enjoy a healthy diet without restrictions
- No worry of slippage or dentures “falling out”
Parts of a Dental Implant
Implant post – This is the bottom part of the dental implant that is surgically imbedded into your jaw bone, below the gum line. It is cylinder shaped and resembles a screw. It’s made up of bio-compatible titanium that will eventually fuse to the jaw bone creating a permanent and secure bond. This titanium post will act as the tooth root. The bio-compatible titanium post will be surgically place in our Liverpool dentist office.
Abutment – This is a small part that connects to the implant post. Dr. Ian Buckle will connect the abutment to the implant post after it has fully fused to the bone. It usually takes around 3-6 months for it to fuse. The abutment will screw on to the implant post and will sit right at the gum line. This part will support the dental prosthesis.
Dental Restoration – The prosthetic tooth can be a dental crown for a single missing tooth. The dental crown is typically cemented or screwed on to the abutment. A dental bridge or denture will be used for multiple missing teeth. They can be secured to the abutment by simply snapping them in to place. The dental restoration is the part that will look like a tooth (teeth) and will be color matched to blend seamlessly with your natural teeth.
Learn more about our dental implant services:
- Dental Implants Overview
- Single Tooth Implant
- Multiple Teeth Implants
- Implant Dentures
- All On Four Implants
- Immediate Temporaries
- Bone/Sinus Grafting
- Benefits of Dental Implants
- Dental Implant FAQs
Schedule a Consultation
If you have a missing tooth or several missing teeth, we offer dental implants in our Liverpool and Wirral area dental practice. Contact us today for a consultation with Buckle Advanced Dental Care. Call us at 0151 353 8943 or request an appointment online today.