Dental implants are the only permanent way that a dentist can replace your missing teeth, restoring both natural action and appearance to your jaw. At Simply Teeth in Essex we believe that in the vast majority of cases they are the ideal solution to tooth loss.
Every dentist will agree that missing teeth need to be replaced one way or another. At our Essex dental practice we offer standard dentures and dental bridges for tooth replacement, but for a long-term and functional solution, we recommend the use of dental implants.
Essex dental implants
The skilled implantology team at Simply Teeth in Essex can use dental implants to replace anything from one to all of your teeth. Implants are bionic tooth roots that are made out of titanium and are placed in direct contact with your jaw bone, which can be carried out under either local anaesthetic, depending on what your preferences are.
Once your dental implants have been placed, the process of osseointegration begins. This involves the growth of new bone and blood vessels around your implants – titanium is osteoconductive, meaning that it supports bone growth – and takes an average of six months to complete.
Your Essex dentist may fit temporary teeth during the integration period, or if you currently wear traditional dentures you can usually continue to use them after they have been adjusted to take into account your healing dental implants.
At the end of the healing and integration stage of treatment, you will be called back to Simply Teeth in Essex so that your dentist can attach your permanent new teeth.
Benefits of implant treatment
Because they are in direct contact with your jaw bone and are supportive of bone growth, dental implants prevent the issue of bone loss, which is common in patients who wear traditional dentures. It is this loss of bone that makes dentures lose their snug fit; implants will prevent this and with it all the common denture problems, such as. . .
- Denture sore mouth
- A diet restricted to soft foods or liquids
- Issues with speaking clearly
- Confidence issues caused by slipping dentures