Dental implants in Milton Keynes, so much more than just tooth replacement
Dental implants in Milton Keynes provide you with practical, restorative and cosmetic benefits that dentures and bridges cannot offer. The science behind dental implants in Milton Keynes really started to gain traction in the 1950s when the first human applications were introduced. Since then development has been ongoing and discoveries in materials, techniques and equipment have resulted.
Bringing long-lasting relief
Losing a tooth or teeth as a result of tooth decay or an accident have much more far-reaching consequences than just affecting your appearance or your ability to chew properly. Those are of course the most apparent disadvantages, but how your body reacts to dental loss is where the real damage is done. Once a tooth is removed your jawbone and the tissue which surrounds it commence a process where the tissue starts to resorb and will eventually disappear over time. Aesthetically your face will start to develop a sunken appearance. Dental implants in Milton Keynes can help to prevent the inevitable tissue and bone deterioration.
A process of regeneration
The materials used in dental implantology, such as titanium, are specifically selected because the bone infuses easily with it, providing a stable platform for your prosthetic tooth. The latest developments in jawbone engineering mean that even a patient with insufficient jawbone density may be able to have an implant after treatment. New guided bone augmentation techniques are more targeted and increase the regeneration time.
Improved computer-aided procedure
Placing a dental implant accurately is not an easy task and takes a great deal of skill, which is why the latest technological breakthrough in this area has helped improve the technique. Cone beam tomography captures a complete picture of a patient’s teeth and jaw using a series of algorithms. These algorithms provide extremely accurate results, and in addition the patient can remain seated upright instead of lying down while the procedure is conducted. Software is then used to create 3D images, which allow us to place the dental implant post in exactly the right location. Using this same software you can be shown step-by-step images of the dental implant procedure. Each patient is different and the software produces a drill guide that is designed for a particular patient only. This information is sent digitally to a laboratory who will create the drill guide to be used for your particular implant. The drill guide fits over your teeth and provides a precise cylinder for the drill bit to follow, so that the hole is drilled into your jaw in exactly the right place. This ensures that the titanium post is then placed precisely. This was done without computer aid by dentists before, using their experience and knowledge gained over years of practice.
Dental implants the solution of choice
Because of the technological improvements made over the decades, and the obvious improvements in jawbone and tissue regrowth, dental implants have become the treatment of choice to replace lost teeth. Jawbone density is rapidly becoming less of a problem as scientists find ways to improve bone augmentation. It is rapidly becoming easier to put a smile back on our patients’ faces with a durable solution to tooth loss.