Are you nervous about having dental implants in Ipswich?


It has been fifty years since the first dental implant was performed and the progress in perfecting this procedure has been amazing. Ipswich Dental Surgery has been performing dental implants in Ipswich for many years helping patients to produce a radiant and confident smile without missing teeth. The latest technology has helped to develop equipment that enables the dental surgeon to perform the procedure quicker and with greater accuracy and less discomfort to the patient. You therefore no longer have any need to be apprehensive about the treatment.

Striving to mimic our natural teeth

Over the decades dental bridges and dentures have improved, but they have never quite achieved the stability that our natural teeth have as they are anchored into our jawbone by the root. Since the first modern day dental implant in the 1950s, ensuring that the prosthetic tooth is as stable as your natural teeth has been the goal. No two patients are the same and jawbone density plays an important role in achieving a stable dental implant. Patients want to be able to live their lives as normally as possible and having to remove a set of dentures every night does not fulfill this desire.

Jawbone density no longer an issue

When you lose a tooth your jawbone starts to deteriorate and a degree of atrophy occurs over time. This bone density loss used to be a problem when considering a dental implant. Dental implants in Ipswich will entail that our dentist conducts a full assessment of your jawbone before proceeding with an implant procedure. One of the latest technology features is a cone beam computed tomography, which will calculate the density of your jawbone. If you are found to have insufficient density then an augmentation procedure will be carried out to build up your bone mass.

What can I expect?

Before considering dental implants in Ipswich you will be required to have a thorough examination after completing a comprehensive medical history questionnaire which also requires you to declare all medications you have received in the past. The next phase is our sixteen point clinical examination.  We will also carry out X-rays and 3D scans which give us a clear picture of your vital structures including sinuses and nerves. We will then administer a local anaesthetic and make a small incision into your gum where the replacement tooth will be placed. We will drill a small hole into your jawbone and insert a titanium post capped with a temporary crown. You will require four to six months healing time to allow the titanium to fuse with your bone. On your return visit the temporary crown will be removed and an abutment will be fitted to the titanium post to provide a stable platform for your new permanent crown. The crown will have been moulded to match your existing teeth and colour matched.

No more missing teeth

We can replace one tooth or up to four teeth in a row on one implant or an entire mouthful of teeth placed on four dental implants. After a few weeks, once the swelling has subsided you will be able to enjoy your implants which will feel and appear as natural as your original teeth.

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