If you have a missing tooth or teeth, dental implants can be an excellent way to restore your smile. As an alternative to fixed bridges and dentures, dental implant treatment involves fitting a titanium post into the area that your missing tooth used to occupy. The implant acts as a bionic tooth root and will anchor your replacement tooth. Dental implants can be used to replace one tooth or a whole set of teeth and if maintained correctly they can last a lifetime.
Dental implants are one of the most convenient and natural looking ways to replace missing teeth. Simply teeth dental clinic recommend their dental implants in Essex to patients who want to regain the smile they once had. The main benefits of dental implants include:
- They can be used to replace any amount of missing teeth
- They can help to prevent bone loss and retain facial structure
- They work just like natural teeth
- They look just like natural teeth
- Easy maintenance
- Regained confidence and self esteem.
The dental implant process
An initial consultation with a dentist will determine your suitability to receive dental implants. There are a number of factors that will decide the amount of time it will take to fully complete the implant procedure, including: your current dental health; the amount of teeth that need replacing; the location of teeth that need replacing; and, if any tooth extractions need to happen prior to receiving implant treatment. Once a treatment plan has been set by the dentist, the dental implant process can begin. The titanium post is fixed into the jaw and allowed to integrate for a number of months before a crown, bridge or denture is added to form a new working tooth. Pain following implant surgery is minimal and can usually be relieved with over-the-counter pain medication. Infection is unlikely as there are no open wounds after the implant has been fitted.
To find out more about dental implants in Essex or alternative options that are available to replace missing teeth, please contact Simply Teeth dental clinic.