Dental Implants Replace Lost Teeth
We give you your smile back. If you are missing one or more teeth we can replace them with artificial teeth that look and perform like real ones. At Admiral House, replacing or restoring missing teeth is one of the services we offer that has functional and aesthetic benefits. In this minor surgery, one of our specialist dentists replaces your tooth roots with metal posts and implants artificial teeth that screw into the post. Dental implant treatment gives solid support to your new teeth and is an alternative to bridgework or dentures.
Dental Implant Surgery at Our Berkhamsted Practice
We schedule your surgery after we address all of your concerns and questions about dental implants—be aware that implants may take a few visits to complete. On the surgery date, our dental team removes the decaying or damaged tooth (if it is still there). We prepare the area and place the dental implant, which is the screw-like post into your jawbone. Your bone needs time to heal and tighten around the implant before we see you for a second visit to finish the procedure.
On your next visit, we place the abutment and then connect the artificial tooth to the implant. The models of your teeth and jaw we took during preparation are used to create and size the artificial tooth so you can rest assured that it fits perfectly.
The cost of dental implants is included in our fee schedule. Please give us a call at (01442) 863204 to book your appointment.
Preparing for Implant Surgery
Your dentist always starts with a comprehensive dental exam to get the entire scope of the work that needs to be done to restore your smile. We take X-rays, images, and models of your teeth and jaw. We take the time to review your medical history on file and talk to you directly about your health, medications, supplements, and any other medical conditions so we can design a treatment plan with you. We discuss all of your treatment options, including the pros and cons of each so you have all the information you need to feel confident in getting dental implants.
Our treatment recommendations depend on factors such as the condition of your remaining natural teeth, how many teeth need replacing, and the condition of the bone where implants would be placed. In some instances, patients may require a jawbone graft to rebuild soft bone that cannot support the implant. Your dentist will talk to you about this additional procedure if it applies to you.
Why Choose Dental Implants
Titanium implants do not decay and they do not move once they are in place. Dental implants are surgically inserted into your jawbone which heals around the implant to secure it firmly in place. The fusion of the metal with your bone makes it so your implants do not slip, create noise, or cause damage to your surrounding natural teeth.
Biomet 3i Dental Implants
At Admiral House Dental Practice, we use the Biomet 3i system from America, one of the most comprehensively tested and versatile implants available. These implants have a micro-textured surface that helps them stay in place.
We use two basic types of Biomet 3i implants:
- NanoTite implants use sophisticated architecture at a nanoscale, giving a surface that promotes bone bonding to achieve a superior and stable implant for immediate tooth placement.
- OsseoTite implants have surfaces that strengthen the implant attachment and promote better soft tissue health.