Dental implants are helping scores of denture-wearers to regain their confidence and their ability to eat a healthy and balanced diet, including all their favourite foods. At Smile Design Studio in Buckinghamshire we enjoy nothing more than seeing a patient who has struggled for years with unwieldy and uncomfortable dentures getting their confidence – and their quality of life – back.
The key thing to remember about dental implants is that they are the only permanent way a dentist can replace your missing teeth. Small titanium screws, implants replace the root portion of a missing tooth or teeth, and are placed directly in your jaw bone in a minor operation carried out by a skilled implant dentist here at our Buckinghamshire clinic.
Titanium is used because of its high degree of compatibility with the human body, and the fact it is osteoconductive, which means it supports bone growth. One of the common side-effects of tooth loss is that the jaw bone starts to resorb or shrink back without the tooth roots in place, and it is this bone shrinkage that can cause dentures that once fitted well to become loose.
If you have worn traditional dentures for some years, you may have found yourself making regular visits to the dentist to have your teeth adjusted, because they have become uncomfortable and prone to slipping out at the wrong moment.
At Smile Design Studio we urge you not to suffer in silence. Come for a consultation with an implant dentist at our Buckinghamshire practice and find out how dental implants can help you.
After placing your dental implants, your dentist will usually leave them to heal for a couple of months. You can still wear your dentures during this time, so you needn’t fear being left toothless. Once healing has taken place, your dentures can be attached to abutments on top of your implants.