Dental implants are made from a titanium which acts as a replacement ‘root’ of a missing tooth and is able to support a single or several false teeth in the form of crowns, bridges or dentures.
Rebecca and Mehdi work closely with Rachel and Sami to provide beautiful dental implants. Rachel and Sami use their depth of oral surgery and experience to place dental implants in the optimum position, in a calm and gentle manner. After this Rebecca or Mehdi carries out the restoration phase finally giving you a beautiful, functional tooth or teeth.
Most of us take our teeth for granted, but they are so much more than just tools for eating. There are a number of good reasons to choose dental implants including giving your face and smile support, leaving your mouth more comfortable and making you feel more confident.
Teeth provide the face with structure. You’ll know what that means if you’ve ever seen someone without their full set of teeth. Their mouth has that ‘caved in’ look until they put their dentures in. Having dental implants can take years off your face if you have gaps or old dentures and can give a more youthful appearance.
Dental implants can boost your self-confidence
Most importantly, dental implants have the power to transform the way a person feels about himself/herself. Some people shy away from looking another in the eye because of their bad teeth or lack of teeth. They may have trouble communicating because of the tendency to talk with their mouths partially closed. They may not smile as much or try to suppress a smile because of the lack of, or state of their teeth.
Dental implants will help you to enjoy food again
You can, once again, enjoy food previously off-limits because of the lack of teeth. Dental implants mean that you’ll be able to eat food without hurting your gums.
Dental implants can help to protect your other teeth
Dental implants will also minimise the danger of breaking other teeth because of the gaps. Healthy teeth, next to an empty cavity, have to be prepared for bridges or crowns. Sometimes the healthy teeth can be damaged during the preparation. Often they have to be cut to reduce their size and this shortens their life. With dental implants, no preparation is required that will affect neighbouring teeth. Only the empty tooth cavity is dealt with.
Dental implants help to stimulate bone growth
The natural root and tooth form a unit which had been anchored by bone underneath. When a tooth is removed because the bone has nothing to support, it shrinks at the spot.
Better dental hygiene
No special treatments are required here. Your implants will be easy to take care of. Just treat them as you would normal teeth. Brush them well and regularly, using a good brand of toothpaste. Flossing and regular visits to your local dentist will keep them in good condition. Early signs of trouble can be spotted by your dentist and dealt with.
Rachel adopts the most gentle techniques and approach to tooth removal and implant placement.
If you're anxious, have no fear. Sami has learnt many techniques to help the most nervous of patients.
Becca is the founder and clinical lead dentist within Hartog Dental. Since its conception in 2006 Becca has brought her passion for dentistry to her patients and fellow clinicians.
Mehdi has worked in a number of prestigious private practices in Hampshire and London.