Unfortunately, sometimes it is not possible to save a tooth. A tooth can be replaced by using a bridge, denture or an Implant. A dental implant is a versatile, artificial substitute for natural tooth roots that is placed in the jawbone by a specially trained dentist.
Dental implants have been in clinical use for over 40 years. In the past 20 years, dental implants have become the treatment of choice to replace missing teeth and more readily available on the ‘high street’
The Harrow Dental Centre works only with select trusted colleagues to carry out the necessary surgery to place the Implants. Once healing has taken place and the specialist gives the ‘green light’, Ira Miller will create the crown(s) in conjunction with a specialist Dental Technician at Schoenitz Dental Laboratory in Northwood, Middlesex. www.schoenitz.co.uk
We are often asked ‘how do implants work?’ After placement if the implant, the jawbone gradually grows closely around the dental implant, forming a strong foundation that supports replacement teeth, just as well as natural tooth roots.
In the 21st Century it is preferable to consider an implant to a bridge, to replace a missing tooth. It leaves the neighbouring teeth alone, as no crowns are necessary for support, as they are with a bridge.
Thousands of people enjoy great success with their cosmetic dental implants and report that the Implant feels ‘just like a real tooth‘.
A dental implant is a modern solution that can restore your ability to eat, speak and of course, smile with confidence.
It is our policy never to undertake treatment for which we do not have specialist training Out of concern for your well being and safety, we will provide the appropriate advice and referral to respected specialist colleagues for an initial consultation and implant care as required.
Please feel free to contact us about any aspect of dental care