When most people think of the process involved in replacing missing teeth, they most probably have in mind the notion of some kind of denture, either full or partial. But there is a better, higher quality way of replacing teeth: Dental Implants.
Replacing a missing tooth, or teeth, particularly by dental implant, has two main benefits. The most obvious is of course appearance. However, there is also the added strain a missing tooth places on the neighbouring teeth, and the effect this can have on your ‘bite’ as the neighbouring teeth lean into the space It can lead to food getting packed into the gap, increasing the risk of further tooth decay and gum disease.
Dental implants are simply a titanium metal rod which is placed directly into the jawbone. This is then used to support one or more false teeth. In practice, both the false tooth or teeth and their supporting rods are known as ‘implants’.
Dental Implants are a well-established, tried-and-tested treatment. 90% of modern dental implants last for at least 15 years. Their suitability is assessed on a patient by patient basis, and placement of dental implants is via a small operation under local anaesthetic.
The procedure is pain free although afterwards there may be slight discomfort just whilst the gum heals. Cleaning around dental implants is no more difficult than cleaning natural teeth. And in many ways they are just like normal teeth once fitted. Hence they don’t need taking out like dentures do at the end of the day.
In many cases the cost of having Dental Implants is only a little more than that of conventional crowns and bridges, yet the result is far more like having your natural teeth restored.
Wolds Dental Studio performs all procedures relating to dental implants so just ask us any questions you may have. You can call us on 01673 842 276 or click our FREE Consultation link and book in today!