By using dental implants, your dentist has a permanent way to replace any natural teeth you have lost. At Simply Teeth in Essex we offer a number of implant-based solutions to patients who have lost one, some, or even all the natural teeth in one or both jaws.
Dental implants are the only way to replace the root portions of missing teeth, which is vital not just to holding new teeth (such as dental bridges or dentures) in place, but also to preserving the health of your jaw bone following tooth loss.
Bone loss or resorbtion is one of the commonest causes of loose-fitting dentures, which can wreak havoc in many areas of your life. Loose dentures make it difficult to eat a healthy diet, which can affect your ability to obtain good nutrition, potentially leading to a range of health concerns. They can also alter your speech, and if they start to slip, slide, or fall out in public, they can ruin your self-esteem and your social life.
By using dental implants, your Essex dentist can avoid and/or alleviate denture slippage issues. Implants are small titanium screws or posts that are placed directly in your jaw bone during minor oral surgery at Simply Teeth Essex. Titanium encourages bone growth, thus combating the problems resorbtion of the jaw bone can cause.
Essex dental implants
The majority of dental implants procedures are carried out under local anaesthetic. However, Simply Teeth in Essex also offers sedation dentistry for nervous patients or those having longer procedures. You will be awake during treatment, so able to cooperate with your dentist as necessary, but will feel no pain and remember little about the procedure when it’s done.
In some cases, new teeth can be attached to the abutments on top of your dental implants on the same day. This procedure is called Teeth in a Day, and is often used when a full arch replacement is needed.
In other cases it is best to leave your dental implants to heal for three-six months before your permanent teeth are attached.