The process of placing the dental implants is quite straight forward, it is done while awake and all we have to do is numb the gum. The whole process is not much different to having a tooth taken out. Everyone we have carried out the procedure on has said that it was surprisingly easy and painless. Once the implants are ready then the teeth can be placed on them.
The possible advantages and long-term benefits of a dental implant and an implant crown:
Dental Implants are a great option for missing teeth. They can be used to replace single missing teeth, many teeth, or even all teeth. They can even be used to stabilise loose dentures where they “lock” the dentures into place so that they don’t move.
Implant retained dentures
Are secured in place onto two or more dental implants by attachments that connect to the implant. The attachments allow you to have control over when your teeth are removed
Implant bar supported dentures
Are secured to a custom support bar with clip attachments placed in your replacement teeth. The attachments allow you to have control over when your teeth are removed for easy, daily care.
Implant supported fixed dentures
Are replacement teeth secured in place by screws on top of the foundation provided by dental implants. This option is fixed and only your dentist has control over when your replacement teeth can be removed.
Quite simply, you can enjoy a lifetime tooth replacement with dental implants. Unlike other tooth replacement options which can last less than 10 years, dental implants, with proper care and maintenance, can last much longer than a decade. From time to time, you might need adjustments, but the implants themselves can last a lifetime.
The empty space left by a lost tooth can lead to the deterioration and a loss of strength and firmness of your jawbone. Lost teeth can also alter the appearance of a face, making it sag and look sunken.
Installing dental implants does not pose any harm to your teeth or gums. The implants are installed onto the jawbone. This does not, in any way, adversely impact the remaining healthy teeth in your mouth. If you opt for a tooth-supported bridge, your remaining healthy teeth can become damaged by the procedure. Your teeth also need to support the dental bridge which could cause further damage.
Replacement teeth and implant-restored crowns are immune from cavities. You do, however, need to care for them like you would your natural teeth.
If you’d like to find out if you’re a candidate for dental implants, please contact us today. 020 8399 4311Back to blogs
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