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Dental Implants Procedure: What Do You Need to Know?

Dental implants are the perfect modern solution for replacing missing teeth by foregoing the awkward dentures of the past. Effectively acting as false teeth that are permanently fixed in place, implants are now most dentists’ preferred teeth replacement procedure. They provide a long-term solution that requires only the upkeep you give your natural teeth. 


The process can sound like a worrying one if you don’t understand how exactly it works, so we’ve compiled this guide on everything you need to know about the dental implants procedure, as well as our blog on Getting Over Dental Treatment Anxiety.

What Happens First with Dental Implants?

In short, dental implants operate and feel the same manner as your regular teeth, with artificial structures that act the same as natural teeth do. At your implant consultation, your dentist will create a ‘map’ of your smile with X-rays and 3D scans of your mouth. The Dentists Old Market uses cutting-edge dental technology to make this process seamless and comfortable.

The scans will show in exhaustive detail all the structures of your mouth, from existing teeth to the composition of your jaw, to ensure the implant procedure can go ahead smoothly.


bristol dentistsHow are Dental Implants Inserted?

The first component of an implant is an artificial tooth root made of titanium – this is inserted in your mouth to anchor the implant and act as a natural tooth root would. 

From here, the implanted tooth – which is designed by your dentist with the help of 3D imaging technology for a perfect fit – is attached to the titanium root and firmly anchored in place alongside your other teeth. For a full breakdown of the procedure, read our Beginners Guide to Dental Implants.


Inserting Multiple Teeth Implants

Dental implants are not only great for single tooth replacement; it’s also possible to replace multiple teeth via this method. Your dentist may insert an implant bridge – which is similar to a regular dental bridge – to anchor multiple implants in place.

By using sufficient implants, a whole arch of teeth can be replaced, as well as modern permanent dentures fixed to your jaw so that they have no risk of falling out. Whatever your needs, you can rest assured that your smile will be custom-made to you and naturally radiant post-treatment. 


Caring for Your Dental Implants Post-Treatment

Here’s the best advantage of dental implants: they act exactly as natural teeth do! 

Dental implants require the same oral hygiene practices as regular teeth with no additional upkeep – although we advise you still schedule regular dental check-ups to ensure your continued oral health. If you have any further questions relating to dentistry, see our helpful FAQ section.


Begin Your Dental Implant Journey Today

At The Dentists Old Market, we’re devoted to making the journey towards a brighter smile as smooth and painless as possible. We tailor your bespoke treatment plan to you so that you can rest assured you’re receiving unique individual care for your needs.

With a wealth of successful procedures behind us, we’re confident that all our patients will receive specialist care and that we can address any concerns you have about the dental implant procedure. Our expert team are well-versed in using state-of-the-art dentistry technology alongside excellent patient care for the best results.


Contact Our Bristol Dental Practice

We’d love to hear from you and help you take your first steps towards an enhanced smile. You can book an appointment via our easy-to-use booking form, or contact us directly with any questions you might have about our cosmetic and general dentistry treatments.

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