How Dental Implants Can Restore a Lost Smile
Have you lost a number of teeth? Has your confidence been knocked or do you find it difficult to enjoy your favourite foods? If you’re looking for a solution that will restore your smile and boost your confidence, you can’t go wrong with dental implants.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are titanium rods, which are used to replace the roots of missing teeth. If you’ve lost a tooth through decay, gum disease or injury, we can replace it using implants. Implants are designed to mimic a natural, healthy, strong root, and they are placed inside sockets in the jaw bone to offer maximum stability and support. Once the root section has been replaced, the implant can then be joined to a new restoration in the form of a single crown, a dental bridge or a denture. The result is a beautiful, natural-looking, functional smile.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Dental implants are considered the best long-term option for patients with tooth loss, as they are built to last. With implants, you can enjoy all the benefits of a healthy smile, and nobody will even know that your natural teeth have been lost. As well as creating stunning smiles, implants also improve your bite power, they enhance your overall facial aesthetic, and they enable you to eat whatever you want. Implants can also help to reduce the risk of bone loss. Implants are also beneficial because they are compatible with a range of different restorations, which makes them a viable option for patients with any number of missing teeth.
What does treatment involve?
After your consultation, your dentist will schedule an appointment to fit your implants. This can be done under local anaesthetic or sedation. Once the implants have been placed in pre-drilled sockets in the jaw bone, they are left to heal and integrate into the bone tissue. This process takes 3-7 months. The new crown, denture or bridge can then be attached.
If you’re keen to find out more about dental implants, or see if you’re a suitable candidate for treatment, why not get in touch today?