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Dental Implants in Ipswich

Implants can be used to support single teeth or form a foundation for the support of dentures or bridgework. Large spaces left by two or three teeth may not require implants for each missing tooth, but this will depend on the quality and depth of bone at each implant site.

If you do not feel that you are ready for multiple implant replacements, there are still options available to you for treatment if you are a suitable candidate for implant placement. In that case, conventional dentures can be significantly improved by the provision of two or more implants to act as ‘anchors’ for the denture – this is called an ‘over denture’. Implant-supported dentures are still removed for daily cleaning, but once back in the mouth, the implants make them much more stable than conventional dentures.

Suitability for dental implants

If you are in good general health, implants will almost certainly work for you. However, heavy drinking and smoking can compromise the initial healing process following implant placement and adversely affect the long-term health of the gum and bone around the implant. Consequently, it is possible that your dentist may insist on ceasing or reducing smoking/drinking before treatment begins.

Length of treatment

Implant treatment time can vary considerably and is typically between 6 weeks and 6 months. This is often dependent on the availability of better bone structure which acts as the foundation for the implant – poorer bone structure can lead to longer treatment times.

Please contact our Ipswich team today for more information.

FAQs

1. How long will my implants last?

The average durability of implants is generally very good, with more than 90% of them being functional after 10 years. Many factors influence the longevity of a dental implant, but if they are well maintained, they will last for many years, sometimes a lifetime. However, you must be prepared to look after your implants and present for regular inspections at your dentist. As with conventional crowns, dentures and fillings, implants may require occasional maintenance or replacement of the supported crown during their lifetime.

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