• Dental Implants
    Dental Implants

A dental implant is a long-term solution for replacing one or more missing teeth due to tooth decay, trauma or gum disease. Implants can help restore both your smile and quality of life. Dental implants are essentially titanium screws that are placed directly in the jawbone where they provide an artificial substitute for the root of your missing tooth or teeth. After fitting the implant, the bone surrounding your implant will gradually fuse with it, holding the implant firmly in place. 

At Barnt Green, our dentists provide exceptional results using implant-retained dentures. The implants are beneficial for patients if they have a fully developed jawbone and sufficient bone density. However, certain conditions and lifestyle choices may reduce the chances of successful treatment. These will include – smoking, intake of alcohol, impaired immune system, teeth grinding and gum disease. In case you do not replace missing teeth, various problems may arise such as – difficulty in eating and speaking, loss of jawbone and movement of the remaining teeth.

Suitable candidates for implant treatment 

  • Have one or more missing teeth
  • Have a jawbone that has reached full growth
  • Have sufficient bone to secure the implants or bone graft
  • Have healthy oral tissues
  • Cannot wear dentures
  • Improve your speech
  • Do not smoke or take tobacco 

Benefits of dental implants 

  • Improve your smile
  • Prevent the problem of bone loss
  • Improve the function of your mouth
  • Easy to clean when compared to other dental restorations
  • No need to remove healthy tooth structure
  • Improved speech
  • Durability
  • Convenience 

Steps were undertaken for the dental implant procedure in Birmingham 

  • We will perform a thorough assessment of your oral health condition and overall well-being.
  • We will take x-rays to evaluate the quality of your jawbone. If you lack sufficient bone density for supporting the implants, then you can undergo tooth replacement treatment with a bone graft before implant placement.
  • We will insert dental implant under local anaesthetic and then leave them for a few months so that they bond with the bone.
  • After the implants are completely embedded and the gum has healed, we will fit the new replacement teeth. 

Aftercare 

It is important to maintain good oral health and hygiene to ensure your implants remain in proper condition. We provide valuable advice on how to take care of your teeth and gums and if you brush and floss daily, your implants should last for several years. Make sure you go for routine check-ups too so that you detect any problems early before they become more serious.

 

Do you want to restore your lost or missing teeth?

Get in touch with our dentist to discuss implant treatment at the clinic!