Dental Implants at our Coventry & Kettering Practices.

We will always make every effort to repair and restore a damaged or decayed tooth to help prevent tooth loss. Keeping your natural teeth is not only good for how your smile might look, it also provides important support and structure to the rest of the teeth, jaw and face.

However, in some cases keeping the tooth is not possible, and this is where a dental implant or teeth implants can be a wonderful option for patients who have lost a tooth or teeth. A dental implant involves carefully attaching a false replacement tooth to an artificial root, which not only improves the look and feel of the teeth and mouth, but helps to prevent future problems with the shape and position of the other teeth and jaw.

What are the Benefits of Dental Implants?

Dental implants have been accepted by dental professionals for over 50 years as a successful and trusted method of tooth replacement.

You do not feel the difference.

They are widely recognised to be the most successful method of tooth replacement used today. Placed by specially trained dentists, implants are hard to tell apart from natural teeth.

The colour, shape and contour of replacement dental implant teeth can be adapted to match that of your existing teeth.

With dental implants, any healthy teeth you have do not have to be compromised. With conventional dental bridges, the adjacent teeth are used as anchors and must often be ground down. Dental implants eliminate this need and allow natural, healthy teeth to be preserved in their original state.

Maintaining our natural jaw bone is a very important advantage of dental implants. With missing teeth, the bone begins to deteriorate over time and significant bone loss can lead to a sunken mouth and chin. Dental implants can help by minimising bone loss.

When we lose a tooth, the nearby teeth can drift onto the gap causing problems with the way our teeth bite together and this can limit how well we can chew our food.

Dental implants and implant-supported dentures or crowns offer strength, reliability and durability similar to that of natural teeth. Crowns, bridges or dentures are securely anchored to the dental implant roots that are placed in your jawbone. This eliminates some of the main problems of conventional dentures, such as poor fit, gum irritation, pressure points and speech and taste impairment.

As a result, they are accepted by your body.

Your implant root can actually last a lifetime with proper care and good oral hygiene.