The Chris Wood Dental Implant Blog

Who can have Dental Implants?

Monday, August 12, 2013 Chris Wood

Dental Implants are without question the modern way to replace missing teeth. Small Titanium ‘replacement roots’ are used to anchor new teeth. This can be a single tooth, maybe lost through an accident or infection, several teeth, which may have been lost over a number of years for various reasons or a whole set of teeth, maybe lost through the effects of gum disease or neglect. 

Modern dental treatment can reconstruct lost dental function or compromised appearances through the use of dental implants a natural feel and look can be restored.

So, there is no longer any need to be embarrassed about that missing tooth or that ‘wobbly denture’, dental implants can certainly re-build your confidence and restore your smile.

Many people feel that in this age of technological advances, wearing a denture is not only uncomfortable but also unacceptable. Much of my time is spent providing implant supported teeth which allow people to discard their dentures and speak, eat and smile naturally again. 

There are very few situations where implants cannot be used. If you are healthy enough to have routine dental care, then, generally you are suitable for implants. Chris will carefully check your medical background to be absolutely sure that the treatment is provided safely.

Implants need healthy bone to function. If you do not have the right amount of bone required, no need to be disappointed! We have safe and predictable techniques for rebuilding the required amount of bone. Chris will use x-rays, CT scans and computerised imaging to thoroughly assess what is required.

Age is not a barrier to implant treatment. Chris recently, successfully treated a 92 year old lady who was miserable because her dentures were so sore that she couldn't eat properly. She was, initially a little reluctant to start treatment, but now says ‘I am so glad that I did proceed, now I can eat anything I like with comfort again’.

Don’t let your concerns stand in the way of simply getting the right advice. Our consultation costs nothing, come and see Chris for an informal and informative chat. He will explain clearly and honestly how the treatment could benefit you.

Watch this space for some real life examples of treatments Chris has recently provided.

To find out more about dental implants, visit our website here for more information.