Tooth loss can be an uncomfortable experience with unsightly consequences. In the past, dentures would have been your only option for treatment. This often meant endless worries over whether your dentures would stay in place, on top the discomfort of having them shift about in your mouth. These worries can be put to rest with dental implants. This modern solution to tooth loss is a long lasting and more stable alternative to dentures.
At PS Dental Care in Soho, a team of highly trained and caring dentists are on hand to guide you through your dental implant journey. Providing safe and effective care, you can rest assured that your dental implants will leave you with a reliable, hard-wearing restoration of your missing teeth.
How do dental implants work?
Dental implants are small titanium screws that form artificial tooth roots. They are placed into the jawbone, where they support the growth of new bone. This firmly secures them into the jawbone and ensures a stable foundation for replacement teeth to be attached. This is what gives dental implants far greater stability than traditional dentures.
Dental implants also take care of your future dental health. Untreated tooth loss can cause the jawbone to shrink and the gums to recede. Together this can leave your remaining teeth vulnerable to falling out. Unlike dentures, dental implants will protect you against these effects.
What to expect from your implant procedure
Dental implants are precisely fitted into the jawbone during a minor surgical procedure. Local anaesthetic makes this a pain-free treatment. The option of sedation means especially nervous patients can feel more relaxed when undergoing this procedure. Several months of healing are usually required, during which time your implants will fully integrate into the jawbone. Custom made replacement teeth will then be attached to complete the restoration of your missing teeth.
The ability of a single dental implant to hold several replacement teeth, means this treatment can be used to effectively and efficiently treat the loss of multiple teeth.
To find out if you are a suitable candidate for dental implants, you will need to be examined by a dentist to check the health of your gums, teeth and jawbone.