One of the most common questions we get asked here at the Blossom Dental practice in York is whether or not a particular patient is suitable for dental implants. Dental implants are one of the most natural looking solutions to tooth loss. They look just like natural teeth and they are designed especially for you. They will fit among your remaining teeth without drawing attention to themselves.
However, as many people who have lost teeth will have found out, the health of your jawbone can begin to deteriorate when it doesn’t have teeth attached to it to stimulate it. Having a healthy jawbone is important if you want dental implants because it’s the fusion of the implants with the bone that causes such a secure anchor and prevents your false teeth from falling out!
This doesn’t mean that it’s not possible to have implants if the bone in your mouth is already diminished. It means that a different procedure must be used to place the implant; one which may be slightly more invasive.
Booking a dental implant consultation in York
To avoid drawing out the treatment process, we recommend that you come and have a consultation with us as soon as you start considering implants as an option. At least in this way, you have more options open to you, even if you decide not to go ahead.
Implants are a good tooth loss replacement solution if you have a single tooth missing, several teeth missing, or you need a full set of teeth. In the case of a full set requirement, you will not need an equivalent amount of dental implants for the teeth you are missing.
Instead, 4-6 implants can be used to secure bridges into your mouth. A bridge, as its name suggests, bridges the gap. It holds a number of artificial crowns, which are secured either by a natural tooth upon which a cap is fitted, or a dental implant.
Implant-supported dentures will give you a full set of permanent teeth that will look and feel like natural teeth. You should find it easier to eat and your speech clearer, but what you shouldn’t underestimate is how you’ll feel when you have your smile confidence boosted. Are you ready to find out more? Please give our friendly reception team in York a call to find out how dental implants can transform your life.