If you have lost one or more teeth, you may be finding it more difficult to eat, smile and in some cases your speech may even be affected. At Meadows Dental Care, we don’t believe a missing tooth should affect your day to day life, so, to resolve your issues, we offer the best dental implants in Peterborough. A dental implant is made of a titanium screw & a prosthetic (or false tooth) which is fixed onto the screw.
The screw is implanted into the jaw bone to act as a replacement ‘root’ for your new tooth. We use titanium as research has shown that this type of metal bonds extremely well with the bone and over time, is completely integrated into the mouth’s system.
Dental implants are natural in appearance and have been created to function just like normal teeth. They have been used in modern dentistry for many years and our dentists are highly experienced in using them to restore patients’ dental function and appearance.
Although a dental bridge can replace the missing tooth, our Peterborough dental implants are proven to last longer, and no preparatory work is required on the surrounding teeth. We offer patients single tooth dental implants when they have lost one tooth and would like it to be replaced.
Your Meadows Dental Care dentist may also recommend a single tooth implant if you are about to undergo a tooth extraction. They will incorporate the dental implant into your treatment plan so that they can make the process as easy and stress-free as possible.
Implants are suitable for most adults who have maintained healthy gums and have generally good health. Teeth implants are not suitable for your children under the age of 18 as their underlying bones have not yet fully grown.
Dental implants may not be recommended for you if you:
Each individual case, however, is different. Discuss your medical problems with our dentists and they will let you know if dental implants are the most suitable option for you.
If dental implants are the best option for you and suit your wellbeing as well as the condition of your teeth, there are many great benefits to teeth implants in comparison to other dental treatments.
A main reason as to why a lot of people opt for dental implants is that they are a more permanent option in comparison to dentures. So, given that you take proper care of your implants, there is no reason that they shouldn’t last as long as your natural teeth. Dentures tend to last for approximately 5 - 10 years, which is significantly less when compared to the lifespan of tooth implants. Dentures also are made to fit your mouth exactly, which means they can become a lot less comfortable as the shape of your mouth changes over time.
Dental implants are also a much preferred option if you would like to avoid causing any damage to your existing teeth. This can occur if you have a bridge fitted, as sometimes it can mean cutting the shape of your natural teeth in order to fit them properly.
Some people may opt to have bridges fitted as, in some circumstances, it is a less complex process compared to implants. Bridges may also be needed if a dentist doesn’t think you have enough bone to allow the implant to fit comfortably, or if you don't want to have a bone graft.
The cost of dental implants will vary depending on how many tooth implants you will need, as well as the complexity of the treatment. Our expert dentists will be able to provide you with a good indication regarding costs once an individual treatment plan has been devised.
Teeth implants are a popular private dental treatment and we offer a range of finance options to help you spread the cost of treatment and benefit from our dental expertise. Investing in your smile has never been easier.
And remember, dental implants are a long lasting solution, so even though the cost may be higher than alternative options for replacing teeth, the benefits last much longer.
If you would like to find out more about our dental implants in Peterborough or would like to arrange a consultation, please click here or call 01733 711019.
Patients of all ages are welcomed at Meadows Dental Care; we have the expertise and equipment to address a wide variety of dental problems. From our extensive menu of services, you will find what you are looking for when you want the best care for your smile.