Crosbie Dental Care can arrange a full consultation in conjunction with the implantologist at our surgery to allow you to consider whether implants are suitable for you. Together with the implantologist we specialises in oral surgery and dental implant treatments. We carry out a wide range of oral surgical treatments, ranging from simple single tooth replacement to complex full mouth reconstructions and bone augmentations.
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root, usually made from titanium, which is placed into the jaw. A crown or bridge is then fitted on top to replace the missing tooth.
Several implants can strongly secure a denture in place and give you the confidence to eat what you want without worrying about them coming loose.
The procedure of having dental implants is performed over a period of several months. Initially the implant is placed into the jawbone and left to heal over a period of three to six months. Once the jaw has healed, an impression is then taken of the mouth and sent to a dental technician. The technician then builds a bespoke replacement tooth that will blend in naturally with the patient’s other teeth.
Once the replacement tooth is ready, it will be tried in place and small adjustments made to ensure you can bite comfortably. Once you and your dentist are happy, the replacement tooth is then secured in place.
Good oral hygiene is vital after implants have been fitted. As well as avoiding decay and gum disease, this will prolong the success and life of the implant.
Dental implants are stronger and more durable than their restorative counterparts (bridges and dentures). Crosbie Care Dental prides itself on delivering implants that are a permanent solution to tooth loss.