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Are Dental Implants Right For Me?


There are many reasons why it is recommended that missing teeth are replaced. If gaps are allowed to remain for a long time, they can lead to significant problems for your remaining teeth and also present a risk to your oral hygiene. Missing teeth can also have a huge effect on our confidence and self esteem. You may well have heard about dental implants and wondered if they are the right solution for you. To help you make the right decision, we’ve decided to take a closer look at some important considerations.

Do I need to replace my missing teeth?

Missing teeth affect everybody differently, but studies have shown that they can have a very negative effect on your confidence, sense of self-esteem and even your lifestyle. Some people avoid smiling and laughing, while others may find themselves covering their mouth when speaking. In extreme cases, the lack of confidence can even make people reluctant to socialise or apply for new positions.

There are also important longer term consequences to think of when you suffer from missing teeth, especially the effects on our jaw. When we chew with our natural teeth, the action stimulates the bone in our jaw and helps to keep it strong and healthy. In the case of a missing tooth, this sensation is lost, which can cause the bone to weaken and recede. This weakness can spread, meaning you are at increased risk of losing other teeth. Receding bone and loss of teeth also contributes to the appearance of early aging.

How do dental implants work?

A full dental implant consists of three parts. Firstly, there is the implant itself. This is essentially a replacement root, just like that which held your missing tooth. An implant is made from titanium, which is biocompatible.This means that it is able to bond with the natural bone, making a strong, permanent root for your replacement tooth and helping to strengthen the jaw against further weakness.

The replacement tooth itself is known as a crown, and is the only visible part. A crown will be made to look just like your natural teeth, so that nobody will ever know the difference. It will also feel exactly the same.

Finally, there is the abutment, the part that connects the implant and the crown.

Is the process painful?

For our highly experienced dental implant specialists, fitting dental implants is a routine and straightforward procedure. In most cases, patients will feel no pain at all – as our many satisfied patients are happy to testify. However, just as with any dental treatment, some people may experience slight discomfort after treatment

Are dental implants safe?

At Wickersley Dental Practice, we use only Dentsply and Straumann implants. They are internationally approved, quality assured and have an exceptional success rate. As well as using implants of the very highest standards, our implantologists have a wealth of experience supported by the very latest in training and use the very best techniques and equipment. This means that you can have complete trust in the safety and reliability of your dental implants.

How long will my dental implants last?

Top quality implants fitted by experienced dentists such as those at Wickersley Dental Practice can last a lifetime, provided that you take care to look after them properly, as you would your normal teeth. It is important to adopt a good oral hygiene regime and follow any advice given by your dentist. You should also visit your dentist at the recommended intervals so that we can make sure that everything is in order.

Take advantage of our special offer

Why delay when you could start the journey to a new smile today? Take advantage of our special offer and get a free dental implant consultation worth £90. Offer ends 28/02/2019. Call us today on 01709 5430433 to book your appointment now.

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