Why should you consider implants to restore lost teeth permanently?
Many of us don't pay attention to our teeth when we have them, but we become painfully aware of their absence when they're gone. You might have a full set of teeth now, but the trials and tribulations of life can result in minor or major tooth loss.
Plan for the future by learning more about dental implants Maidstone, and why they're a superior choice of dental reconstruction at our clinic, Fresh Dental Care, for when the time comes.
What are implants?
Implants are titanium cylinders surgically fixed into the jawbone. The titanium metal used is highly durable, resistant to decay, and because they're designed to fuse with the surrounding bone, they are permanent fixtures.
Natural-looking crowns are screwed to the implants that bear an identical appearance to regular teeth.
How many teeth can implants replace?
Implants are a suitable method of replacement for single or multiple teeth, and can even stabilise removable dentures.
Dental implants Maidstone are the ideal replacement mechanism for extensive teeth loss because as few as six implants are used. Therefore, implants are cost-effective as well as being long lasting.
Why should I choose implants over other dental work?
Since dental implants Maidstone look like real teeth, you can look forward to an improved appearance with a superior replacement filling an unsightly gap in your mouth that doesn't look artificial.
A lost tooth also affects speech, contributes to bone loss and lessens the ability to eat. Implants will restore these functions while contributing toward jaw regeneration and strengthening existing bone, because the tooth is being replaced at the root.
On the other hand, faulty dentures are known to slip out of place occasionally and cause the wearer to mumble. Furthermore, dentures sit on the gum line and don't prevent bone resorption.
Implants can last a long time if they are being cared for correctly. Although your new crown is artificial, it must be cleaned very thoroughly, as plaque can still accumulate and result in nasty gum infections that affect an implant's longevity. Bridges and dentures can last you years, but eventually, you'll have to go through the inconvenience of replacing them.
What dental issues may prevent or delay me getting dental implants?
Certain medical conditions might prevent you from having dental implants fitted, at least in the immediate term, like gum disease and a lack of bone density.
Periodontal diseases are progressive gum conditions that are obstacles to getting dental implants. Fortunately, they can be controlled and corrected even at advanced stages with scaling, root planing, antibiotics or dental surgery.
Lacking bone density is another commonly experienced dental issue. It refers to the lack of bone at the treated site where the titanium screw or cylinder is placed. Insufficient bone can cause further tooth loss and needs to be addressed with surgical bone grafts. Although bone grafts delay the process by a couple of months, implants are still possible for you.
People suffering from the aforementioned issue are those who've worn dentures for an extended period or haven't replaced missing teeth quickly enough.