Many ways to use dental implants in Golders Green
Dental implants in Golders Green are now firmly established as a great way to get lost teeth replaced. They provide an unprecedented stability and can last for at least 15 years, sometimes even for decades.
Dental implants are replacement tooth roots that are embedded into the jawbone. Once they have integrated with the bone, we can add a variety of attachments.
This is what most people think of when they contemplate getting dental implants at The Garden Dental Practice. The implant goes into the jawbone at the site of the lost tooth and then a single porcelain crown is attached.
One dental implant can, however, support more than one crown. It can be used as the support for a bridge of up to 3 crowns.
All your teeth
We also have techniques to replace an entire arch of teeth on just 4-6 dental implants in Golders Green. When you choose this technique the teeth we attach stay in permanently. You do not take them out at night as one does with dentures.
It is also possible to use dental implants to stop dentures from moving around in the mouth. We need to customise your existing dentures so that they can be fixed onto the implants, but you will still take them out at night to clean them and give your gums a rest.
Are you a suitable candidate?
The first thing we need to find out when you come to us for a consultation for dental implants in Golders Green is whether your jawbone is strong enough to go through the implant procedure and sustain the implants when you start using them.
Jawbones deteriorate when they have not had tooth roots in them for a while so we will use x-rays and scans to see how strong and dense yours still are. If your bone has deteriorated, we can build it back up again with bone grafts and sinus lifts. We can also use extra-long dental implants that anchor into your cheekbone instead of your jawbone.
So, if you want to find out more, book a consultation and let’s see what we can do to help you.