If you are already a patient with Smile Design Dental you will know how important we think a good smile is to your quality of life. In fact, our principal dentist Dr Komal Suri even wrote about it in a book called Creating Smiles.
That’s why we appreciate that losing even one tooth can have a serious effect on your life. Even one missing tooth can affect your other teeth and your jawbone, not to mention your self-esteem. We have found that dental implants in Buckinghamshire can not only halt, but reverse the damage that missing teeth do to your jaw and other teeth.
The consequences of missing teeth
If you have been missing a tooth for several months or more, unbeknownst to you the bone tissue around where that tooth was, will have begun to lose its density. Along with that the gum in that area will have begun to recede and your other teeth started to tip into the gap.
Dentures versus dental implants
It is true that dentures can stop the teeth tipping issue, especially if they are on a bridge that holds remaining teeth in place. However, dentures can’t prevent the jawbone reducing in size. This is because it’s the stimulation from a root in the bone that sparks cell renewal. This can only be achieved by dental implants in Buckinghamshire. This bone loss is why dentures that started off fitting so well become loose over time and can move in the mouth.
Buckinghamshire dental implants replace the roots with tiny posts made of titanium. These are inserted by a dentist into specially created channels in the jawbone. Over the next few weeks to months, the titanium of the implants stimulates the bone tissue to regrow and mesh with the implants, holding them securely in place.
Once the bone has healed, we can add your custom-made artificial tooth by first adding abutments to the implants and screwing the new teeth onto these. One implant can hold just one new tooth, or a row of about 3 teeth. You can even have all your teeth replaced with 4 to 6 implants per jaw for dental implant-retained dentures. Once in place, if you look after your oral health, implants will last for the rest of your life.Back to Blog
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