Implants

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An Introduction From DR Rahul Sharma

Rahul is a Dentist with Special Interest in Implants.

Sometimes gaps in your smile line and missing teeth in general can leave you feeling self-conscious and uncomfortable when you smile. When you have gaps between teeth it can sometimes change the shape of your face and add years on to your appearance. Here at Alverna House we have Dr. Rahul Sharma who can help you get that confidence boost you need! Dental Implants are the number 1 option for filling gaps and also help to improve your dental health if you find it difficult eating certain foods.

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What are dental implants?

A dental implant is a long-term solution for replacing missing teeth. Your dentist places them directly into your jawbone, where they provide an artificial replacement for the root of your missing tooth or teeth. They can support crowns or dentures, in a similar way that roots support natural teeth. Having missing teeth can really knock your confidence, as well as affect the way you eat and speak. Dental implants offer a long-lasting and discreet choice of treatment for replacing teeth.

Step By Step Procedure

To start an implant a procedure is needed to be able to place an implant fixture into your bone.

Screw-retained post is then secured directly onto the implant fixture with an abutment screw.

Essentially achieve this. The procedure is like securing the tree in place with tree trunks. This post is the trunk which is the foundation of fusing everything else into place

The abutment, also known hood of the post is prepared and screwed into place

A crown, also known as a cap, is then prepared and sent to a specialist lab.

The last stage is to then cement the crown onto the implant to protect but also create a tooth-like appearance.

Dental implants preserve your facial structure.

Implants transmit chewing forces to the jaw bone. This is not the case if teeth are missing or when a conventional prosthesis has been put in place. If these forces cease, the bone may slowly recede and the shape of the face may change over time.

Dental implants maintain your smile.

Functionality and visual appearance go together: an implant-borne restoration looks like a natural tooth – there is simply no visible difference, and special care is not required.

You can feel more comfortable talking, smiling and eating.

With dental implants, palatal plates required with conventional dentures are not necessary. You will feel more comfortable talking, smiling and eating.

Your teeth don’t have to be ground down.

With a conventional bridge, the healthy neighboring teeth to the right and left of the missing tooth have to be ground down to support the bridge. When using an implant to close the gap, the neighboring teeth are not affected and the natural tooth substance remains intact.

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