8th July 2019
The Ultimate Solution to Tooth Loss
What you need to know about Dental Implants
If you are experiencing loose or missing teeth, now is time to consider investing in high performance dental implants. This article will outline the key information that you should know about this expert treatment, ultimately helping you on your journey to improved dental health and a smile to be proud of. Insertion of a dental implant is a sophisticated treatment designed to support one or more false teeth. The implant is similar to a natural tooth whereby a titanium screw is placed into the jawbone mimicking the tooth root. A false tooth, made to appear identical to your other teeth is then mounted onto the screw. Depending on the reason for insertion, the new implant can help to improve the appearance of the teeth plus the ability to eat and drink.
Will a Dental Implant be right for me?
The insertion of a dental implant is a long term fix for loss of teeth caused by a multitude of different dental issues. For example, tooth loss through gum disease, a trauma, oral cysts and underdeveloped teeth – just to name a few. In order to receive an implant your dentist will first assess the condition of your gums and whether you have adequate bone in your jaw to support implant insertion. If there is not enough jaw bone present or the condition of the jaw is not satisfactory, additional treatment may be required. You must also consider whether you are willing to commit to the cost and long term care of your new implant.
Why should I choose a Dental Implant over Dentures?
As dental implants are fixed directly into your jawbone, there is no risk that the implant will become loose when eating or drinking. A common complaint with a partial denture is that patients are concerned that it may become dislodged when eating certain foods, this may result in you having to change your diet to accommodate for the denture. In addition, alternative options such as a Dental Bridge require the dentist to damage and reshape healthy teeth to be able to ‘bridge’ the gap using a prosthetic replacement tooth. You should also consider that the use of a denture does not support the empty socket site. As a dental implant is fixed directly into the jaw, there is no risk of the bone shrinking and the shape and structure of your lips can be maintained. Those concerned about their long term oral health who are looking for a more permanent solution should definitely consider a dental implant.
How do I take care of my Dental Implant?
With the same care that you should be giving your natural teeth, your implant will last for many years. To ensure the success of your implant, you should brush your teeth twice daily and continue to make regular trips to your dentist. An implant can be more difficult to clean than a regular tooth, your dentist will give you expert advise on this following your treatment. The gums surrounding your implant will still be susceptible to gum disease if not cared for properly.
How do I book a consultation?
If you would like to book a consultation with us, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the clinic. One of our dental practitioners will be able to conduct an initial assessment of your teeth, offer you expert advice on the treatment and answer any questions you may have.