Dental Implants: The Permanent Solution to Tooth Loss Discussed by The Bristol Dental Practice



dental implants the permanent solution to tooth lossUnlike traditional dentures or bridges, dental implants are designed to replace missing teeth permanently. At the The Bristol Dental Practice in Bristol we believe that they are the best solution to tooth loss, creating as they do unrivalled realistic natural action and appearance.

How do dental implants work?

Dental implants are replacements for the root parts of lost teeth. The roots of the teeth are just as important as the visible crowns, both keeping each tooth secure and functional within your mouth and preserving the health and vitality of your jaw bone.

When the tooth roots are not promptly replaced following tooth loss, the jaw bone begins to resorb. This can make traditional dentures loose and unwieldy, and can even alter the whole structure of your face by creating a sunken, prematurely aged appearance.

Because dental implants are replacement tooth roots that stimulate the growth of new bone material, they actively prevent these issues, meaning that there is no danger of your new teeth becoming loose (if you visit your dentist and hygienist regularly, and take good care of them, of course).

Bristol dental implants

At our Bristol dental practice our dental implants are placed by Dr Jonathan Cochrane, a well-known and well-trusted implant dentist. Thanks to his skill and knowledge and the advanced techniques used at our Bristol clinic, we can treat patients turned away by their own dentist for dental implants because they have low bone density.

A bone graft or a sinus lift can be performed prior to the placement of implants. This is designed to increase your levels of bone density sufficiently to support your implants and new teeth.

Whilst most patients at our Bristol dental practice only need local anaesthetic for the placement of dental implants, we also offer treatment under conscious sedation, which is a good choice if dental phobia has been a contributory factor to your tooth loss.

Sometimes your implants may be loaded with new teeth immediately, whilst in other cases it is best to leave them to heal for a few months before permanent teeth are attached.