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What are dental implants?

If you have missing teeth, wear dentures or are about to lose your teeth then dental implants in Essex could provide an excellent alternative, as well as a highly effective treatment.

dental-implants-in-essexLosing your teeth can make you feel extremely self-conscious and negatively effect your self-esteem. With dental implants in Essex, not only will your teeth look as good as new again but the effect it will have on your own self-confidence and self-esteem can be incredibly positive. A dental implant is an artificial ‘root’ that is typically made of titanium.

It is placed directly into the jawbone, to support a replacement tooth or teeth in the form of a crown, for a single tooth or a bridge for multiple teeth and implants. Several missing teeth can be restored with dental implants, providing a highly predictable restoration, which will not only preserve the teeth but will also strengthen the jawbone. Dental implants in Essex, will look and feel completely natural and they become difficult to tell apart from natural teeth.

Dental implant aftercare

Scientific tests have shown that dental implants have a survival rate of up to 98%. However, an individual’s success rate is greatly influenced by their lifestyle and their oral hygiene routine.

At Simply Teeth in Essex, we will advise you about post-treatment check-ups to avoid infections and to ensure the lasting success of your dental implants in Essex. You will need to visit our dental practice regularly, at intervals of three to six months.

At these visits, your implants, teeth and gums will be checked and professionally cleaned, especially in areas which you cannot reach with your own home cleaning.

Professional cleaning of dental implants is more complex than cleaning natural teeth, which means that it may take longer. We recommend you brush your teeth carefully after every meal and before bed, using an ultra-soft toothbrush that you replace regularly.

We advise our dental implant patients to use antibacterial toothpaste that can help kill plaque bacteria for longer periods. Clinical research shows that antibacterial toothpaste has a positive effect on dental implant success rates.

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