Dental Implants and Bridges

Implant Dentistry is a cosmetic breakthrough for people with missing teeth.

The most advanced and effective solution for people with missing teeth is a dental implant. It provides a permanent solution to patients recapturing the aesthetic and functional nature of your smile.

Smiles at Stanmore understands that a loss of a tooth can have a significant impact on the well-being of your mouth and smile and how you feel about yourself. Dental Implants are surgically inserted directly into the jawbone, acting as an anchor for replacement teeth such as crowns and bridges. Over time the jawbone will attach itself to the Implant, enabling replacement teeth to be permanently fastened into place.

Dental implants follow straightforward principles regardless of the patient or the exact demand of the implant.

Each implant has two stages, the fixture and the restoration.

  • The fixture is made of titanium and it is fixed into the bone where the root of the missing tooth was.
  • The restoration is then attached to the fixture above the gum and takes the shape of a tooth.

What is a dental bridge?
Losing a tooth through an accident or injury or as a result of decay can be very traumatic. It can affect the way you look and the way you speak, as well as compromising your ability to chew.
Furthermore, the gap left by the missing tooth can strain the teeth on either side causing them to lean into the gap, trapping food debris and causing further decay.
To improve appearance and function, and to prevent further damage, a dental bridge may be recommended to fill the gap.

A dental bridge is a false tooth (called a pontic) that’s used to fill the gap. Unlike traditional removable dentures, a dental bridge is permanent as it’s anchored to the teeth at one, or both, sides. If well cared for, a dental bridge should last for 10 to 15 years.