Dental implants are one of the most exciting innovations in the modern dental world. At Simply Teeth in Essex we believe that they are, in most cases, the best solution of tooth loss.
All dentists agree that missing teeth should always be replaced, for the sake of your oral and general health. Even one lost tooth puts extra strain on your remaining teeth, which can shift into any gaps and become more difficult to clean in the process – ultimately risking further tooth loss.
When one missing tooth becomes several missing teeth, your diet, speech, and self-esteem will all start to suffer, and your jaw bone will start to resorb or shrink back.
By visiting our Essex dental practice for a consultation about dental implants, you can resolve all of these problems. Sometimes it is even possible for your dentist to place an implant straight into the socket immediately after extracting a failing tooth.
The majority of patients at our Essex dental practice only need local anaesthetic for the placement of dental implants, which is generally considered more bearable than having a tooth taken out.
Once your dental implants are in position, a process called osseointegration immediately commences. This sees your implants mesh strongly with your jaw bone, as bone tissue grows up around and over the surface of your implants. Over a period of a few months, this will create a bond that is as strong as a natural tooth root.
Your dental implants can be combined with crowns, bridges, or dentures to restore a natural action and appearance to your mouth. Temporary teeth may be fitted during the healing period, or you may be able to continue your old dentures, once your Essex dentist has adjusted them.
With teeth supported by dental implants, you will be able to:
- Eat anything you like, including the occasional treat
- Speak clearly
- Get on with enjoying your life without fear of slipping dentures spoiling the moment
Just like natural teeth, dental implants and the new teeth attached to them require good dental hygiene, and regular follow-up appointments at our Essex clinic.