Why dental implants?
We often hear that your dentures, or missing teeth, mean that you struggle to eat certain foods, lack the confidence to smile, or are reluctant to socialise for fear of being judged by the appearance of your teeth.
We can solve many of these issues by restoring your smile using dental implants.
The benefits of dental implants has been proven time and again as the best way of replacing missing teeth, or getting rid of your dentures. Dental implants can be used to replace one missing tooth, or an entire jaw of missing teeth and they will look, feel and behave just like your natural teeth.
Without teeth in the jawbone, it has a tendency to shrink leading to a ‘caved in’ look, loss of support for your facial muscles and premature wrinkling and ageing. An implant behaves very much like your natural teeth and preserves the bones in your jaw.
They look and behave just like your own natural teeth
Most dentures are unstable, unreliable, ill-fitting or uncomfortable. They are often debilitating and affect your ability to eat, smile and socialise with confidence. Using dental implants we can give you teeth that look and feel just like your own. You can eat a full and varied diet, with the obvious health benefits that come with this, and you can smile and speak without fear of your dentures slipping or falling out.
They are permanently fixed in place
Dental implants are fixed into he jaw bone. Bone will readily grown onto the titanium surface locking the implant in place, just like the roots of your natural teeth. Once in place, the teeth can be fixed on to the implants and they will not move, so say good bye to denture adhesives and loose, ill-fitting dentures.
You retain your natural face shape
Once we lose our teeth, the bone in that region will begin to gradually erode. This can lead to a 'sunken in' look where people have lost many teeth. Implants behave exactly like your natural teeth in this respect, and preserve the bone in which they are placed. The resulting healthy bone levels mean that your face won't change shape over time and your facial profile is preserved.
They preserve healthy bone levels
When teeth are missing and the jawbone is not being used to support natural teeth, bone loss can occur as the jawbone deteriorates. Dental implants are the only dental restoration option that stimulate the natural bone and prevent bone loss.
Implants are a long-term investment
Dental implants are engineered to last a very long time. With the correct care and oral hygiene practices, they can last a life-time. Dentures on the other hand will always need remaking or relining to ensure they fit well which in the long run may well be more expensive.
Need to speak to an expert?
If you are suffering with your dentures and find them constantly rubbing, falling out or hindering your ability to eat and smile, then why not call us today for a free of charge, no obligation consultation with one of our dedicated implant surgeons?