If you have missing teeth, the chances are it could have been one of a myriad of reasons that caused this that doesn’t involve poor dental hygiene. People can lose teeth for many other reasons, such as illness, medications, smoking, or an accident. Whatever the cause of having missing teeth, many people can feel upset and embarrassed about having gaps in their smile. Thankfully, the days of only having poorly fitted dentures available are long gone. Dental Implants Maidstone are a convenient, discreet and comfortable solution to missing teeth that is almost like having your natural teeth again.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants ensure that you have securely fitted replacement teeth. Depending on how many teeth you need to replace, you can have crowns, bridges, or dentures attached to titanium screws using an abutment. The screws are attached firmly to your jaw bone and the tissues osseointegrate (or fuse) with the titanium metal from which they are made. The result is that they are securely embedded in your jaw like artificial roots for your teeth. So, whether you need to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or a whole set, you can do so with implants. Your replacement teeth will be made to look like your natural teeth, so nobody will know that you don’t have a full set of healthy natural teeth.
Why should I choose dental implants?
Dental implants are advantageous for many reasons. They allow you to continue to eat and drink as normal, and for anyone who likes to tuck in to an apple a day, or a ribeye steak, this will no doubt come as a welcome taster of why you should find implants are a great improvement on dentures that can loosen when you are simply talking, never mind eating!
By replacing gaps in your smile, you are also protecting any remaining natural teeth that you may have from over-exposure to bacteria; you are also protecting the gums too. With implants in place, you can add structure back into your visage if you have experienced a shrunken face as a result of missing teeth; this can make you look more youthful and fresh faced, which is definitely a reason to be hammering on the dentist’s door, right?!
Dental implants should be very comfortable and once they are fitted, you should forget they aren’t your natural teeth. To look after them, all you have to do is brush and floss as normal, as well as visit the dentist for regular checkups – it couldn’t be easier! Once they have been fitted, you should feel more confident in flashing a smile as well.
Anything else I need to know?
Dental implants can only be fitted if you have enough bone density in your jaw bone for your implants to be attached to. By booking in for a consultation with your dentist, you will be able to discover if this is a viable treatment for you. Don’t worry if you don’t have enough bone density, though. Dentists can do bone grafts to enable dental implants to be fitted, so check in with your dentist to see what they recommend for your specific needs.
So, if you are worried about missing teeth, don’t despair! There is a discreet, comfortable and effective solution that could be the one for you – just ask your dentist about dental implants and get ready to smile naturally!