Dental implants are revolutionising the lives of patients who have lost one or more of their natural teeth. At Smile Design Dental Practice in Buckinghamshire we have helped many patients to regain not just a beautiful smile, but also the ability to eat and speak with confidence with the help of dental implants.
Missing teeth can have a seriously negative effect on your confidence. There are other health implications, too; even one missing tooth can put additional strain on your remaining teeth, which may also become misaligned as they move into any gaps. This increases the chances of plaque building up, which in turn can lead to gum disease and tooth decay – and ultimately to further tooth loss.
Dental implants help to prevent these problems. They also help to stop bone loss from occurring. Bone loss is a common side effect of losing your teeth, particularly for patients who wear traditional dentures, because without the tooth roots the jaw bone will start to shrink back or resorb. This can also cause a sagging appearance to the skin around the face.
What are dental implants?
Essentially, dental implants are replacements for the root parts of the teeth. Your dentist will place them in your jaw bone in a small operation, which is carried out here at our Buckinghamshire practice. Made from titanium – which was chosen because of its high degree of compatibility with the human body – your implants will form a strong bond with your bone. Crowns, dentures, or bridges can then be attached on top.
The key thing to remember about dental implants is that they are the only permanent method of replacing your teeth. You will need to attend regular follow-up and maintenance appointments at our Buckinghamshire dental clinic – because your new teeth can build up plaque in the same way natural teeth can – but with proper care they can last you a lifetime.Back to Blog
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