The miss­ing tooth! All you need to know about den­tal implants

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Can be used to per­ma­nently re­place sin­gle teeth, mul­ti­ple teeth or they can be used to se­cure loose dentures. From sin­gle implants through to com­plex mul­ti­ple place­ments by Dr Robin Warne and his team To help strengthen teeth and im­prove ap­pear­ance, blend in that sin­gle tooth or per­haps you want the wow fac­tor? The sim­plest form of cos­metic den­tistry giv­ing you that ex­tra con­fi­dence It’s not all about implants, we try our ut­most to save nat­u­ral teeth when we can No more hid­den or em­bar­rassed smiles Are you anx­ious about treat­ment? You don’t have to be any­more al­ter­na­tive and is usu­ally far su­pe­rior to a den­ture in terms of strength.

To­day, bridges are made of a hard porce­lain call zir­co­nium which is very nat­u­ral look­ing as light can pass through it (sim­i­lar to nat­u­ral teeth). But this does in­volve some­times ex­ces­sively dam­ag­ing the neigh­bour­ing teeth.

Fi­nally, the third choice is implants. Den­tal implants have up to a 98 per cent suc­cess rate over 10 years, which makes them pos­si­bly the most pre­dictable treat­ments in mod­ern den­tistry.

Implants in­volve plac­ing a ti­ta­nium root into the jaw which usu­ally causes very lit­tle dis­com­fort. A post is then fit­ted to the im­plant and a crown or bridge stuck to the post to com­plete the restora­tion.

The plac­ing of implants of­ten re­duces fur­ther bone shrink­age and fur­ther move­ment of neigh­bour­ing teeth.

Both den­tists be­lieve pas­sion­ately in the work they do, and, along­side the team at west York­shire Den­tal Im­plant cen­tre, they are able to pro­vide top qual­ity treat­ment on even the most com­plex of cases to the pa­tients of West York­shire and be­yond. If you have spa­ces and would like Robin or Rob’s ad­vice, call them on 01484 711178, email con­tact@tem­pleprac­tice.com or visit the web­site at www.tem­pleprac­tice.com for more in­for­ma­tion.

The first op­tion is a den­ture, but who wants a for­eign ob­ject float­ing around their mouth if they don’t re­ally have to?

The sec­ond choice is a bridge which can make an ex­cel­lent

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