If you have any teeth missing, don’t worry, you are not alone. According to the dental facts and statistics website dentaly.org almost three-quarters of Brits are without a full set of natural teeth, and 6% have none left at all!
The loss of your teeth can make a vast impact on your life. When eating and chewing food, your teeth naturally strengthen your jawbone but if teeth are missing, the jawbone can start to shrink because it is no longer being stimulated. Over time, this can cause your face to sag, which can lead to premature ageing of your skin. Not only this, but the teeth also form an important structure, with each tooth sitting in a row. When there are gaps, teeth can start to move or twist and food can get trapped, leading to tooth decay.
Dental implants are often cited as the next best thing to natural teeth. They are a long-lasting solution for gaps in your smile. We explore the pros and cons of this well-regarded dental treatment.
Patients with healthy gums and enough bone density are considered suitable for dental implants. If you are healthy enough to undergo a routine dental extraction or oral surgery, then you can be considered a potential candidate. The success rates vary, but generally, they are 98% successful. If dental implants are cared for properly, they can last a lifetime.
Dental implants are a well-established, safe, and highly effective method of replacing a singular tooth, several teeth, or your entire smile.
Dental implants act as a replacement for the roots of your teeth. They offer a firm foundation for a crown, bridge, or denture to be fitted on to. The dental implants are made of titanium as this is well-tolerated by the body. The tiny titanium screws are implanted into the jawbone. The jaw and the implants then fuse together, over a few months, creating the solid base for the fitting of the crown.
Implant fittings usually take place under local anaesthetic so you will not feel any pain during the treatment. If you are a particularly nervous dental patient, then sedation may be an option, and we can offer sedation at Broadway Dental Boutique.
Even though there are of course pros and cons to any dental treatment, and dental implants are no exception. We believe that dental implants are well worth it. Patients often tell us they have changed their lives. Patient feedback we have received, such as gaining more confidence in their smiles, being able to eat the foods they love without worrying, or acting just like your natural teeth, in our opinion is worth its weight in gold and well worth considering.
If you have missing teeth and would like to chat with us about dental implants as a solution, contact our friendly team on 01923 428342 or email email@example.com
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