Implant Retained Crowns and Bridges | Woodside Dental Practice Aberdeen
A dental implant consists of a titanium metal rod which is placed in the jawbone. It is used to support one or more false teeth and in practice both the supporting rod and the false teeth are known as ‘implants’.
Implants are a well-established, tried and tested treatment. How soon you can have new teeth will depend on the time taken for the implants to bond (integrate) with the bone after they have been put in. This takes at least 3 months in the lower jaw and up to 6 months in the upper jaw and usually the permanent teeth are fitted 4-6 months after the implants have been put in.
Any number of teeth can be replaced by implants, from a single tooth to a complete set, however the treatment will also depend on the state of the bone in your jaw which will be assessed as to it’s suitability. Bone grafts to the jaw may be an option if there is bone loss or if the bone is not healthy enough.
Implants can have some advantages over conventional treatment such as crowns and bridges. For example, they avoid the need to cut down the teeth either side for crowns to support a bridge.
For a free consultation or if you require further information regarding implants please call the Practice in order to make an appointment to see Mr McLean.