Dental implants can be used to replace one or more missing teeth. Dental implants are small screws that are placed into the jaw bone to serve as an artificial root. The screw is very compatible with the human body and the bone bonds well to it, giving a stable and long-term structure on to which a replacement tooth is fixed. Once healed (4-8 weeks usually), the artificial root acts as a base for fixing a crown to replace the missing tooth, giving you the confidence to smile again.
At Honley Dental we only use the highest quality implant systems available.
How to help prevent losing teeth?
- Brush twice a day using a fluoride (1450ppmf) containing toothpaste
- Spit out toothpaste but do not rinse after brushing
- Clean in between teeth using floss or tepe brushes
- Visit our dentists regularly for examinations
- Visit our hygienist regularly for hygiene services
- Maintain a healthy diet, low in sugars and acids which can be damaging to teeth
- Avoid hard/sticky foods e.g. toffees
- If you play a contact sport, ask your dentist about mouthguards
- Have cavities fixed early so that infection cannot reach the nerve of the tooth
- Fixed option for replacing missing teeth (do not take out)
- Natural and aesthetic appearance
- Improves function
- Improves quality of life
- No drilling of teeth either side of the gap
- Helps preserve jaw bone and gums that usually shrink away after tooth removal
- Restores lip and cheek support, reducing wrinkles
- Good long term option
- Good stability and reliability
- Treatment time may vary
- Smoking or poor dental hygiene, as with normal teeth, may affect the success of the implant
Becoming a Patient
At Honley Dental we are keen to see our patient’s regularly to encourage prevention and to detect any problems early. Regular dental examinations are essential for ensuring dental and oral health.
For this reason we are delighted to offer the Honley Dental Care Plans, our own membership scheme. This plan enables us to provide you with the treatment and support necessary to prevent and manage disease, keeping your mouth healthy and keeping you smiling.