Losing a tooth does not mean that you have to cope with a permanent gap in your teeth, or start wearing dentures. For an increasing number of patients dental implants provide an excellent solution.
An implant is a replacement tooth root, which allows a false tooth to be anchored permanently into the jaw, just like a real tooth.
The implant itself is a titanium post inserted into the gum. Left in place for two to four months, the bone around the implant gradually grows and bonds with the implant, holding it securely in place. The implant can then be fitted with a false tooth, in much the same way that a crown is fitted to a real tooth root. The result will look and feel like a natural tooth.
Implants can be used to replace one or more individual teeth. Alternatively, implants can be used to hold dentures firmly in place, allowing you to eat and talk more comfortably.
The situation regarding COVID-19 is fast evolving. We are following all the latest guidelines from NHS England. Your safety, as always, is paramount and therefore you may notice lots of changes to the way we see patients.
We are open for prearranged appointments.
We are working through a high volume of patients waiting to be seen, we thank you for your patience.
Unfortunately, we are unable to take on new NHS patients for routine care, as we are operating at full capacity.
Keep safe and well, Birchwood Dental Practice.
For Further information please see our COVID-19 page.