A smile can be completely changed for life by dental implant treatment. Losing a tooth can be a stressful and embarrassing experience for any person, but it’s not the end of the world. Tooth replacement options have become more versatile and accessible than ever.
Joe Bhat is a highly skilled dental implant surgeon, having placed over 5,500 implants. In the UK, there aren’t many dentists who have had this much experience.
Implants can be used to replace any number of missing teeth, from a single missing tooth, lost in an accident, to all of a patient’s natural teeth. Implants can even be used to support existing dentures. If you think you’re a good candidate for implants, visit Joe Bhat for a consultation.
You could get back your ability to enjoy whatever foods you like and get back the confidence to smile proudly.
Replacing a single tooth
For Joe Bhat, replacing a single tooth is the most common use for dental implants. Placing a dental implant is a simple and elegant solution for a single missing tooth.
In this case, a custom-crafted crown will be made to fit your smile perfectly. A minor surgery is required to create a small hole in the patient’s jawbone. Inside this hole, the implant will be secured. Over time, the bone will integrate with the screw, creating a stable foundation for your crown to be applied.
Replacing multiple teeth
Replacing multiple teeth requires the same type of surgery to place the appropriate number of implants. If you have lost two or more teeth, you don’t necessarily need an implant for each tooth, just the sufficient number to support a dental bridge.
Occasionally, it’s possible to join natural teeth to implants with a conventional bridge.
A great use for dental implants with Joe Bhat is to stabilise dentures. For the lower jaw, two dental implants can be sufficient to support a set of dentures, as the bone is generally much stronger than the upper jaw. On the upper jaw, four are sometimes needed to effectively secure dentures.
Due to their versatility, there aren’t many cases that can’t be helped by dental implants.