Tooth loss can be a very stressful experience. Whether the loss is a result of old age, gum disease or trauma, the teeth should be replaced to ensure the good function of your mouth. The loss of one or more of your teeth will make it difficult for you to speak, eat and bit properly and this difficulty will increase as more teeth are lost.
At Smile Design Dental in Buckinghamshire, dental implants are our standard choice when it comes to tooth replacement for our patients. Unlike other tooth replacement options that merely mask the problem, dental implants fuse into the jawbone, become a part of your body and help revert the consequences of tooth loss and jawbone deterioration.
What are dental implants?
Essentially, dental implants are a replacement tooth root made of titanium. Because titanium is compatible with human body tissue, dental implants interface with the jawbone to support replacement teeth such as crowns, bridges and dentures. Once fused into the jawbone, dental implants look, feel and function exactly like your natural teeth, restoring your chewing ability, improving your appearance and preventing long-term bone loss.
Why do I need dental implants?
Dental implants are an ideal treatment for a number of reasons. If you are considering dental implants to replace one or more missing teeth, it is really important to consult with our dentists sooner rather than later. This is because missing or removed teeth have the ability to cause surrounding bone to shrink away as it is no longer required.
If multiple teeth are lost or removed, bone deterioration is unavoidable leading to impaired speech, premature ageing and other serious health complications.
Am I eligible for dental implants?
The first step to determine whether you are good dental implant candidate is to book a consultation appointment with your dentist in Buckinghamshire. They will examine your teeth and gums thoroughly and ask you questions on your oral and general health. Generally, the most important factor determining your eligibility for dental implants is the health of your jawbone.
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Interested in dental implants in Buckinghamshire but not sure whether you are a good candidate? Contact us today and book your consultation appointment.