Knowing more about dental implants

Knowing more about dental implants

Dental implants offer probably the most natural and effective solution for missing teeth that is available today and you should be aware of how they can help you, read on to find out more about this revolutionary procedure.


What are dental implants?

Dental implants are a replacements for teeth and are comprised of three parts: the implant body, the abutment or post and the crown (tooth part). These parts are anchored to the bone underneath the teeth and provide a solid and long lasting solution to missing teeth.

How long does the treatment take?

This is a difficult question to answer as no two cases are ever alike and this will all depend on the complexity and individual circumstances. Generally treatment times can be anywhere between two to four months in total. One of the most important factors in treatment is the availability of the underlying bone, this is important because this is what the implant body is fixed to, this means that a poorer underlying bone structure will mean greater planning and care to get good results and will make the process much longer.


Implants procedures are generally carried out under local anaesthetic, however some people prefer to have it done under general anaesthetic and this is much less common as it requires a qualified anaesthetist to administer this.

Implant durability

Much like the time it takes to have the treatment and to heal, the durability of dental implants can vary and will depend on different factors. Implants should last many years, if not the rest of your life if they are taken care of properly and they should be treated with as much care as your normal teeth.

The benefits

Dental implants are known to be the most effective form of tooth replacement as they have so many benefits. They are very natural feeling because they are the closest thing available to a real tooth compared to other methods like crowns or false teeth, and this is because they are fixed to the underlying bone and act like a normal tooth and do not need to be removed at all. Dental implants will help you to eat more naturally compared to false teeth and as mentioned above are extremely durable and should last for many years.

About Dental Implants Exeter

Dental implants at the Exeter Dental Centre are just one of the many services offered by the practice.

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