Dental Implants At Woking Dental
Whether you are missing a single tooth or several teeth, the resulting gaps can knock your confidence and stop you from sharing your smile.
If you are looking for a robust and long-term solution to hiding that gap, dental implants could be right for you. Patients throughout Woking, Chertsey, Cobham, Guildford and Surrey are opting for dental implants as a safe and more permanent solution for missing teeth.
Dental implants are a long-lasting form of false teeth. Unlike dentures, dental implants are embedded into the gum so that they attach to your jawbone and function just like your usual teeth. With dental implants you can talk, eat and smile with confidence.
But dental implants offer more than just an aesthetic solution; they can aid your dental health too. When a tooth is missing, the jawbone starts to dissolve and results in poorly fitting dentures that can cause discomfort or infection.
When a dental implant is placed in the jawbone, the jawbone responds by growing and meshing around the implant to maintain the structure of your jawbone.
Dental implants are made up of 3 parts. The implant itself acts as the new tooth root and this is placed into your jawbone.
A titanium post is the second piece which is attached to the implant. The third part comprises the crown and forms the tooth that can be seen in your mouth.
What is involved?
A dental implant is a small titanium fitting that looks like a cylindrical screw and essentially becomes the root on which we can fit crowns or bridges depending on your treatment recommendations.
A small precision hole is made in your jawbone under local anaesthetic to ensure no discomfort and the implant is placed. You will then be given an appointment for a later date, sometimes several months, to ensure that the jawbone and implant have bonded and formed a strong base for your bridge or crown.
A personalised service
Dr Pchatar “Sam” Samra is Woking Dental Care’s resident implant dentist.
He has a special interest in helping patients hold onto their teeth with periodontal therapy and maintaining their smile by replacing missing teeth with dental implants.
He has completed thousands of complex dental treatment plans over 20 years utilising a multi-disciplinary approach as part of the overall treatment. He offers Complete Dental Care with combining Dental Implants, Cosmetic dentistry and Periodontal treatments.
Types of dental implants at Woking Dental Care
The types of dental implant will depend upon whether you have a single missing tooth, several missing teeth or if all of your teeth are missing.
A single dental implant can be used to replace one missing tooth, or they can be used to replace multiple missing teeth. A small hole is made in your jawbone under local anaesthetic ensuring that you feel no pain, and the dental implant is placed gently into your gum. You will then be given an appointment for a later date, sometimes after several months to ensure that the jawbone and dental implant have bonded and formed a strong base for your crown.
All On 4
All on 4 dental implants are a good option if you have many missing or failing teeth, or if you have no teeth at all. Just 4 dental implants are inserted into your upper or lower jaw, which are then used to support a complete set of new teeth. All on 4 dental implants are a more cost effective and less invasive option than having lots of single dental implants, which can also lead to a better recovery time.
Dental implants with dentures
Why Dental Implants?
Dental implants look like real teeth and blend in with your smile naturally. We only use best dental implant systems and the finest dental labs.
Dentures can move around and get loose, which can affect the way you talk. But dental implants are fixed and solid, allowing you to speak with more confidence.
When you have teeth missing then chewing certain foods can be uncomfortable or even painful. Implants allow you to eat all your favourite foods without any discomfort.
When you have missing teeth the jawbone shrinks away, and this can create an older, sunken appearance. Dental implants keep the jawbone intact, allowing the face structure to remain.
Dental implants are a more permanent solution as they are fixed to the jawbone. With regular maintenance visits with us your implants could last a lifetime.
Dental bridges often cut down healthy teeth on either side of the gap, and dentures can be uncomfortable and loose. But dental implants are a more permanent option for missing teeth.