Dental Implants are the perfect solution for patients with missing teeth. There are several ways to restore your missing teeth. The first option is to have a removable denture which many patients find inconvenient and uncomfortable. The second option is to have a dental bridge if you have healthy teeth either side of your missing tooth. The third option is to have a single Dental Implant. If you have several teeth missing in a row and the gap is too wide to ensure the strength of a Dental Bridge you can have several Implants spaced out and a permanent bridge is fixed to your Implants ensuring it is strong. Dental Implants effectively act like your own natural teeth. An Implant is a artificial tooth root made of titanium which intergrates with your bone to ensure its longevity. A Dental Implant should be with you for life so it is a permanent solution for patients with missing teeth. Titanium is designed to integrate with human bone. A process also known as Osseointergration.
A Dental Implant and Crown consists of 3 parts. The Dental Implant (also known as the titanium screw), the Abutment (the small attachment that connects the Implant and Crown) and the Crown (artificial tooth) itself.
The cost of our Dental Implants also includes the cost of the Abutment. Some dental clinics separate the costs and quote a price for the Implant Only and a further price for the abutment.
Since 2009 we have seen a consistent rise in the number of patients requesting Dental Implants in Fethiye. In fact over 400 more enquiries for Implants were seen in 2013 compared to 2009.
There are many advantages to Dental Implants and we can summarised the main ones below:
- Dental Implants are the most natural way of replacing your natural teeth. They feel very natural as they intergrate with your jaw bone in a similar way to your natural teeth.
- If you are missing natural teeth for a long period of time your jaw bone will start to reduce, this affects the strength of your jaw bone and your face can look a lot thinner. Dental Implants ensure your jaw bone is preserved and prevents gradual bone loss.
- Dentures are neither a comfortable or practical solution for missing teeth. A Dental Implant is very practical and will restore your dental function to what it was when you had natural teeth.