Dental implants are the only permanent method by which your dentist can replace your missing teeth. At Smile Design Dental in Buckinghamshire we have helped to restore both the smile and the functionality of many patients who have lost one or more natural teeth, thanks to dental implants.
Why we lose teeth
Teeth are lost for a variety of reasons, from tooth decay and gum disease to accidents and injuries. Whatever the reason for your tooth loss, a dentist will always recommend replacing them. Missing teeth don’t just have a negative impact on your self-confidence; they can also cause problems with speech and diet. Remaining teeth are also highly likely to move into any gaps, becoming crooked and more difficult to clean in the process.
When multiple teeth are lost, the jaw bone is likely to resorb or shrink back. This can make future placement of dental implants difficult, and can lead to a sagging appearance in the facial skin.
How dental implants can help
Dental implants replace the root portion of a missing tooth or teeth. They are placed in your jaw bone during minor surgery, carried out by a skilled implantologist here at our Buckinghamshire clinic. A healing period of a couple of months is required, during which your implants will integrate and form a strong bond with your bone. They then provide a firm anchor on to which your dentist will attach permanent new teeth.
Your dental implants and the new teeth attached to them will look and act just like natural teeth. There is no danger of your false teeth falling out in public, and you can eat whatever you choose – even crunchy and chewy foods.
To book a dental implants consultation at our Buckinghamshire clinic, get in touch today, and discover how we can help you get your smile back.Back to Blog