If you are missing a tooth or teeth, you may be an ideal candidate for high-tech dental implants! No other treatment comes as close to creating the look and feel of a real tooth – and no other treatment has the potential to last your lifetime.
At Westwood Dental Practice, we are fully qualified to offer dental implants in-house. The procedure involves relatively minor surgery, but requires the commitment to attend multiple appointments over a number of months. And the result? You’ll be able to eat normally, speak clearly and smile beautifully. Dental implants aren’t just about function and aesthetics – they can dramatically improve your quality of life.
A dental implant is a high-tech plug that replaces your tooth root. It’s surgically implanted into the jaw using state-of-the-art equipment and techniques, and is made from a super-strong, biocompatible material – usually titanium – to which your jaw bone will eventually bond. Once this has happened, a prosthetic tooth can be screwed onto the implant.
Implants can only be considered for healthy mouths – so some patients may find that the process of getting implants will first require other dental work, such as bone grafting, gum surgery or orthodontics. Make an appointment at Westwood Dental Practice for an initial consultation to assess your suitability for implants.
Yes! Fear of the dentist is very common and quite understandable if you had a bad experience when you were younger, perhaps with a school dentist in the 1960s and 1970s. But implant surgery uses such advanced methods that pain is no longer an issue. Digital technology makes the procedure extremely accurate and reduces the risk of discomfort and inflammation post-surgery.