How many teeth can a dental implant support?
Traditionally an implant placed into your bone supports a single crown and this is know as a single tooth implant. However if you have several missing teeth you do not necessarily need an implant for every missing tooth, one implant can support several teeth via a bridge or a denture. The number of implants required depends on the volume and density of bone tissue available at each implant site. Often smaller sized âmini implantsâ are used to secure dentures in place.
Am I a suitable candidate for dental implants?
Dental Implants can be placed in patients of any age provided that they have sufficient quality and quality of bone tissue available. Most healthy individuals that maintain a good oral hygiene program are suitable candidates for dental implants.
How long do dental implants last?
Dental implants have been used for over 30 years to replace missing teeth and they can last a lifetime depending upon how you look after them. Like any other restoration your implant-supported teeth can still be damaged by trauma and affected by gum disease and poor oral hygiene.
Why should i chose STCODE for my implant treatment?
Unfortunately, the standard of Implant treatment provided in the UK can vary substantially due to variation in standards between dental practices and their clinicians. Implant Dentistry is an extremely predictable and safe treatment for patients providing the operating clinician works to set protocols biased on evidence provided through research. It is extremely important an Implantologist has trainingdeemed appropriate by the General Dental Council and suitable experience within the field.