Dental implants

Dental implants

Dental Implants Martock, Somerset

A dental implant is a great choice of treatment to replace missing teeth but keeping a natural, healthy looking smile.

Here at Martock Dental Practice, our highly experienced implant surgeon, Dr Ewan Davidson, will make a thorough assessment of your dental case and suggest your options, from a single tooth to full mouth dental implants.

What are Dental Implants?

Teeth can be lost for various reasons such as dental caries, trauma or advanced gum disease making teeth become loose. Dental implants are one of the most advanced option for long term replacement of one or more of your missing teeth and can be combined with a crown, bridge or even used to hold loose dentures in place (known as implant-retained dentures).
The procedure involves placing a titanium post into the jaw which is then left for 3-6 months to heal and integrate into the bone to provide a solid support for a bespoke tooth that fits on top- this is called the implant crown or bridge.

What are the advantages of having dental implants?

  • Fixed teeth that look and feel like real teeth
  • You can enjoy your food better as you did with your natural teeth and
  • Smile confidently
  • High success rate- our patients are extremely happy with the outcome of treatments that have been provided

Can anyone have dental implants?

Dental implants are suitable for most adults who are in good general health and have healthy gums. They aren’t suitable for children and young people under 18 because the underlying bones are still growing.
Your dentist may not recommend dental implants if you:

  • Are a heavy smoker
  • Have had radiotherapy to your jaw area
  • Have diabetes which isn’t well-controlled
  • Suffer with advanced gum (periodontal) disease

However, each case is different. For example, if gum disease is brought under control or you cut down or quit smoking then treatment with dental implants could still be a viable option, please let us know and we can discuss this in detail with you.