Dental implants are changing the lives of people who have missing teeth. They’re designed to act as a strong foundation for replacement teeth and they look, function and feel just like natural teeth. Dental implants are small titanium posts that are placed into the gap of the missing tooth and are fixed directly into the jawbone. The implants are substitute tooth roots and act as anchors for artificial replacement teeth, made from bridges crowns or dentures.
One of the great things about dental implants is that they help to retain facial structure. When teeth are lost, the bone that previously held them in place begins to reduce. This means that sometimes there is not enough bone remaining to be able to support the face effectively. The consequence of this is that cheeks can appear sunken into the face, causing a premature ageing appearance. Essex dental implants prevent this from happening, as they help the bone to stay active, this prevents the bone from receding and it can continue to effectively support the facial structure.
Implant supported dentures
Although dental implants can greatly benefit those who have one or a few missing teeth, Simply Teeth can provide dental implants in Essex to people who need most or all of their teeth replacing. Many people have dentures that are ill-fitting, causing them to slip around in the mouth and sometimes even fall out of the mouth. Dental implants can help denture wearers as they fix the dentures in place, preventing them from becoming loose. Implant retained dentures can be removed by the patient for cleaning purposes, however they do not need to be taken out when sleeping. People who wear dentures sometimes complain about not being able to taste their food properly. This is not the case with implant retained dentures as the implants are placed into the patient’s gum, ensuring there is no barrier and allowing the wearer to experience the full flavour of their food.
If you’re interested in implant retained dentures or dental implants in Essex, please make an appointment at Simply Teeth dental clinic.