Dental implants provide your dentist with a thoroughly modern method of replacing your missing teeth. At Simplyteeth dental practice in Essex, out skilled implants team can replace anything from one to all of your natural teeth in this way, no matter what the reason for your tooth loss.
The benefits of dental implants
There are several benefits to be gained from choosing dental implants to replace your missing teeth. First and foremost is the fact that implants are the only permanent tooth replacement solution; with proper care and regular maintenance appointments at our Essex clinic your implants and the teeth attached to them could last for the rest of your life.
If you currently wear unsecured dentures, you will no doubt be well aware of the issues that can affect your comfort, diet, and confidence. Modern dentures are highly realistic in terms of both function and appearance, but they still have a tendency to become loose as time passes, necessitating regular visits to your dentist to have them relined or otherwise adjusted, and causing such difficulties as:
- Problems eating anything but soft foods, thus issues with obtaining adequate nutrition
- Struggling to speak clearly
- A negative impact on your self-esteem and your social life if your dentures develop a tendency to fall out unexpectedly
- Denture sore mouth caused by your false teeth rubbing on your gums.
Dental implants help to prevent all of these problems and more. A lot of these denture woes are caused by resorbtion of your jaw bone, a very common side-effect of tooth loss. Because implants are the only way to replace the tooth roots, they help to stop bone loss, as well as securely holding your teeth in place.
At our Essex dental practice, we can place your dental implants and restore natural appearance and function to your jaw by attaching crowns, a bridge, or dentures. Sometimes new teeth can be attached immediately, whilst in other cases a healing period is needed.