The solution to missing teeth
Dental implant treatment
Missing teeth affect a person’s appearance, their ability to speak and chew, and their general dental health. It is usually recommended that a missing tooth be replaced. Many options exist for the replacement of lost teeth. One that has gained considerable acceptance is the dental implant.
A dental implant is a small but strong post used in place of a missing tooth root. They're small metal screws that are placed in the jaw so that crowns, bridges and dentures can be fixed onto them.
Implants can be used for a wide range of treatment: one implant can act as a support base for fixing an individual crown; two implants can replace three or four missing teeth using a dental bridge; or multiple implants can be used for an entire dental prosthesis, replacing all the teeth in your mouth!
Contact us today to find out how dental implants can help restore function - allowing you to eat, chew and bite with confidence and ease.
Find your confidence again
At Higher Lane Dental Practice, we never underestimate the emotional impact of losing teeth. Whether you've lost a single tooth or several, your confidence can take a real knock and the effects can be devastating. Using advanced implant technology, we can replace missing teeth, rejuvenate and enhance the aesthetics of your smile, and prevent bone deterioration.
Implant dentistry offers a safe and clinically proven solution to restoring your confident smile. You'll also find that dental implants look and feel just like the real thing!
Preventing jawbone loss
When you lose your natural teeth, your jaw bone and surrounding tissues start to reasorb (shrink) or disappear over time. The gap left by a missing tooth can put more strain on the teeth either side, plus your 'bite' can also be affected due to the adjacent teeth having to lean into the gap. When implants are placed in the jaw, they stimulate the remaining bone to grow and mesh around the metals. What's more, they'll prevent food getting stuck in the gap, therefore reducing the risk of tooth decay and gum disease.