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Dental implants

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are a strong, permanent and very realistic way to replace one or more missing teeth. Not surprisingly, they are becoming extremely popular with patients.

A dental implant is a tiny titanium post which is gently placed into your jaw bone. Over time, the bone and the titanium bond together, forming a permanent artificial tooth root.

We can then use this artifical root to support a crown, bridges, or even dentures, giving you a full, natural-looking smile and enabling you to eat and speak with confidence.

How long will a dental implant take?

The actual implant placement surgery usually takes only around 15 minutes. The area around the implant is completely numbed up, so you won't feel anything. We have to use a drill, but it is very different from the high-pitched dental drills that so many people hate - all you will feel is a gentle vibration.

You do not have to have a gap in your teeth during treatment - we will be able to provide you with a comfortable, temporary replacement.

After your surgery, we will see you regularly to ensure that everything is healing well. After around 9-12 months, your implant should be completely integrated with your jaw bone, and we will be able to place your new crown, bridge or veneers.

Dental implants are carried out within our practice in Cheltenham. ´╗┐So why not call Painswick House on 01242 523560 for an appointment and find out more about how dental implants can help you?

This page was last updated on 02 of November 2011

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