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Discover the 4 Problems That Dental Implants Can Treat

Whether you visit a clinic dealing in dental implants in Richmond or anywhere else in the country an oral surgeon will tell you that implants are a permanent solution for treating many different types of tooth replacement.

So what exactly can an implant treat?

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Single tooth

This is probably the most common type of replacement and the easiest to treat. In essence, it’s a fairly simple procedure that involves a two or three part process that aims to fill in the visible gap with a permanent synthetic tooth. Depending upon the size of the tooth that needs replacing and the spacing or gap between the teeth, then mini implants may well be an option. If this is the case, then it’s possible to have a brand new tooth in as little as one single, two-hour stage.

Anterior teeth

Anterior teeth are your front teeth and the ones that are most visible. These include the canines and incisors which are extremely important when it comes to biting and chewing. In addition, because of where they’re located, these are the teeth that are going to give you self-confidence issues, especially when you smile. Again the same processes as above can be used to give you back your confidence and self-esteem.

Posterior teeth

Although the posterior teeth are located at the rear of the mouth and aren’t as visible as the anterior teeth, they are in fact your pre-molars and molars. These are needed for chewing foods and therefore are just as important. Dental implants provide the perfect replacement for molars because the titanium based implants are lightweight, yet strong and durable, meaning that they can easily take the pressure of the chewing action, making them feels just as comfortable as normal teeth.

A full arch replacement

When a complete top or bottom set of teeth is missing it seldom happens because of trauma. On the contrary, natural causes such as gum disease or decaying teeth are generally the culprit. This being the case then more often than not, the bone itself is weakened. Because of this, any oral surgeon who carries out a dental implant in Richmond or anywhere else in the country may first suggest a bone graft. This is done to make sure that there is sufficient bone and that it is strong enough to secure the implants into. Failure to do this may result in the implants not taking. A full arch replacement can take up to 6-9 months to complete, but is certainly worth it in the long run.

If you want to know more about dental implants in Richmond, then contact Sheen Dental on 020 8876 5277 and speak to Dr Harmit Kalsi and his team. Alternatively feel free to check out our website at to see just how we can help you today.


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