The loss of a tooth or teeth can be the most devastating occurrence, and whilst modern dentures can give outstanding aesthetics, a removable plate is not something many patients desire. The most excellent fitting denture will still move around when you chew, food debris gets stuck under the plate and the fear of the denture dropping during social functions causing huge embarrassment is enough to give most patients nightmares!
For a long time, as an alternative to a partial denture (when only one or a few teeth are missing) bridges have been placed. In most of these cases, the teeth either side of the gap need to be filed down to support the bridge – this compromises the health of the tooth and research has shown that up to 1 in 5 teeth prepared in such a way will need root canal treatment at some point in the future.
Dental implants can offer the ideal solution for this dilemma. A dental implant is a titanium screw which when carefully and gently placed into the jaw fuses to the surrounding bone and can give excellent support for a crown without compromising the health of any other teeth.
There are many different implant systems available and you can be assured that the Ankylos implants used here at Orange Tree Dental are of top quality, supported by several decades of scientific research and clinical studies. This gives us the reassurance that if you need further implant treatment in the future, components will still be available.
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