Why should I choose dental implants to treat my tooth loss?

Dental ImplantDo you suffer a lack of confidence due to missing teeth? Has your smile lost its lustre? Dental implants could be the answer for you. They are a popular and reliable option to restore your smile to its former glory and in Buckinghamshire are available at Smile Design Dental.

How do they work?

Dental implant treatment works by attaching a titanium screw directly into your jawbone. This is then left to heal fully, creating a continuous join between the titanium and the jawbone. This healing process is fundamental to the success of the dental implant. After the healing process, your dentist can then attach your new crown or bridge. Dental implants can treat the loss of a single tooth, several teeth or even a whole mouthful of teeth. They provide a complete restoration of the missing teeth, from root to crown.

The benefits of dental implants

The benefits of dental implants can be life changing. Not only can they restore the confidence you have lost, but they will also physically restore the shape and structure of your face. Tooth loss can lead to sagging of the face as your jawbone degenerates. Dental implants are designed to prevent this.

They are also durable and strong. As the biocompatible titanium fuses with your jawbone, they provide the stability you need to eat the foods you want without worry of your replacement teeth slipping out of place.

Your oral health can benefit from dental implants as well. Dental implants cannot get cavities. However this doesn’t mean you should neglect your dental hygiene routine. Your dental implants still need to be taken of just as the rest of your natural teeth to ensure they last as long as possible. With good care they can last a lifetime.

Am I a good candidate for dental implant treatment?

Anyone with healthy gums and a healthy jawbone should be a good candidate for dental implants. They may not be suitable for people with severe gum disease or some forms of diabetes, as this can weaken the jawbone and gums, meaning your dental implants won’t fuse successfully and are more likely to fail.