Implants is quite a buzzword in dentistry right now, with more and more people opting to invest in dental implants in Barnsley. Here at PDC Dental Implants, our implant dentist team have years of training and experience in fitting all kinds of dental implants.
A brief description of dental implants
Not everyone is quite aware of exactly what dental implants are, so here is a quick explanation. Dental implants are small posts or screws made from titanium, which are fitted into the jawbone just like the root of a natural tooth. Because of the biocompatibility of titanium, the jawbone actually grows around it, making it strong and secure. A crown or bridge is fitted to the top of the implant, and you have natural looking and feeling teeth once more.
Types of dental implants in Barnsley
So now you know what dental implants are, what about the types? We fit a number of different dental implants. In Barnsley, our dentists are experienced in finding the best way to replace your lost teeth.
A single lost tooth is straight forward. This is replaced by a single implant, with a crown to take the place of the old tooth. You can treat the implant exactly the same as the rest of your teeth, and after a while you may even forget it’s there!
If an accident or medical problem has led to you losing 2 or 3 teeth in a row, they could be replaced with a single implant. The implant is strong enough to support a bridge with 3 teeth.
Anyone who has many lost or failing teeth can have them replaced with a system called All-on-4 implants. This is where a full arch of teeth is supported on just 4 or 6 implants.
We often see patients with failed dentures or a failed bridge, who want to replace them with implants. Depending how long the patient has been wearing dentures, they may have lost some density in their jawbone. In this case, there is the option of a bone graft or sinus lift, or zygomatic implants. They are longer than standard implants, and are fitted into the zygomatic bone, which forms your cheekbone.