Dental implants: your guide to permanent tooth replacement

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Dental implants: your guide to permanent tooth replacement

When you choose dental implants, you choose so much more than just a pretty smile. Simply Teeth in Essex offers dental implant-based treatments designed to replace anything from one to all of your natural teeth, providing the most realistic option in terms of action as well as appearance.

dental-implants-essexWhatever way you choose to do it, missing teeth should always be replaced – ideally as soon after tooth loss as possible. Losing even one tooth means extra strain is instantly put on your other teeth, which may also move into any gaps, becoming harder to clean in the process. When several or all your teeth are missing, your diet will suffer, not to mention your self-image and confidence.

At Simply Teeth in Essex we think dental implants are, in most cases, the ideal solution to tooth loss. They are the only way a dentist can replace the root portions of missing teeth – which is important to keeping your jaw bone healthy and strong as well as to keeping your teeth in your mouth – and the only permanent tooth replacement option.

Dental implants can be placed under local anaesthetic or dental sedation at our Essex clinic. Although this involves oral surgery, it is fairly simple from a patient’s point of view, because your implant dentist undertakes a great deal of planning prior to placement to ensure your dental implants are in the best possible place to withstand the forces generated by biting and chewing food.

Sometimes, in cases where dental implants are being combined with dentures, a procedure called All-on-4 is possible. This sees your Essex implant dentist place just four implants, then attach either your modified existing denture or a temporary new denture on top, so that you can start using your new teeth immediately. After six months a permanent denture is fitted.

All-on-4 is not suitable for every denture case; your suitability will be discussed by your dentist when you come to our Essex clinic for a consultation. This technique can be effective for patients with low bone density, because it makes the most of the jaw bone you do have, without the need for a bone graft.

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