Often there is a good reason that your dentist may have recommended dental implants. Dental implants look and feel like your natural teeth and provide a long-term solution to unsightly gaps and missing teeth. Dental implants boast a 99 percent success rate and are a permanent solution that is not reliant on the health and stability of surrounding teeth.
Want to know more about dental implants before you invest? Here are six interesting facts that may surprise you:
- They work for most people
Most peoplecan be considered a candidate for dental implants. Prior to treatment you will need to undergo a dental examination to determine whether your jaw has an adequate amount of bone and is healthy enough to support dental implants. If not, bone grafting may be required. This procedure is designed to regenerate and restore the bone in advance of the placement of dental implants. Your gums must also be healthy and free of diseases such as gingivitis and periodontitis. Dental implants are not recommended for patients who use tobacco products or are pregnant.
- Designed in layers
Once you have decided to move forward with dental implants, the procedure itself takes place in three separate stages. Initially, the titanium post is inserted through the gums and then carefully placed in the jawbone, serving as a base. Next, an abutment, or connector, is attached to the top of the post in preparation for the final step. The custom-made crown, or prosthetic tooth, is attached to the abutment to complete the restoration process.
- Dental Implants make good neighbors
Dental implants act just like your regular teeth. That means you do not have to worry about them harming neighboring teeth. Your surrounding teeth will remain healthy and unaffected by the dental implant.
- Built to last
The custom restoration attached to your dental implants is made from a durable ceramic material. The metal post implanted in your jawbone will be made of titanium, a substance that should not decay or corrode. That means your new dental implants are also resistant to cavities. You are free to eat whatever food you choose without having to worry about damaging your new restoration.
- No one will know
Every implant-supported restoration is custom-designed by our experienced dentists and then crafted in a dental laboratory. The result is so natural that your friends and family will not even notice a difference when you smile between your natural teeth and the dental implants unless you tell them.
How can I schedule a consultation?
Are you ready to smile more confidently, laugh freely, and speak without hesitation? If so, dental implants may be the solution to finally fixing those inhibiting spaces leftover from tooth loss. To learn more about this fantastic restorative treatment, please contact Valley Dental Practice on 01255 220322, to schedule a consultation where our cosmetic dentists will create a customized treatment plan to help achieve your goals.