Restoring Your Smile at Somerset Dental
Missing teeth can impact your confidence and oral health, but at Somerset Dental, we offer a long-term solution with dental implants. Our skilled team is dedicated to providing you with a restored smile that looks and feels natural.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a sophisticated and durable solution for replacing missing teeth. They serve as artificial tooth roots that are surgically anchored into the jawbone, providing a stable foundation for the attachment of replacement teeth, such as crowns, bridges, or dentures.
The key components of dental implants include:
Implant Fixture: This is the part of the implant that is surgically placed into the jawbone. Typically made of biocompatible materials like titanium, the implant fixture fuses with the bone through a process called osseointegration, which ensures stability and strength.
Abutment: The abutment is a connector that is attached to the implant fixture. It protrudes above the gum line and provides a platform for attaching the replacement tooth or teeth.
Prosthetic Tooth: This is the visible part of the dental implant, such as a crown, bridge, or denture, that is custom-designed to match the natural appearance of your teeth. The prosthetic tooth is attached to the abutment, completing the restoration.
Key Benefits of Dental Implants:
Stability: Dental implants provide a secure foundation for replacement teeth, ensuring stability and functionality.
Natural Look and Feel: Implants mimic the appearance and function of natural teeth, enhancing both aesthetics and comfort.
Preservation of Jawbone: Unlike traditional bridges, implants stimulate the jawbone, preventing deterioration and promoting oral health.
Longevity: With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime, making them a durable and reliable choice.
The dental implant process involves several stages, including consultation, implant placement, healing, and placement of the prosthetic. Our team guides you through each step, ensuring a comprehensive understanding.
While many individuals are candidates for dental implants, a personalised consultation is necessary to assess suitability. Factors such as overall health, bone density, and oral hygiene are considered.
The duration of the dental implant process varies but can take several months. Factors like healing time and the need for additional procedures influence the timeline. Our team provides a detailed treatment plan with expected timelines.
Dental implant coverage varies among insurance plans. Our team can assist in verifying your insurance coverage and exploring financing options to make dental implants more accessible.