Having missing teeth may be a reason to feel down in the dumps and anxious. It can also have a detrimental effect on any remaining natural teeth and gums that are exposed more to bacteria. With gaps in your gnashers, you may feel there is nothing that can be done to rewind the clock to when you had your full set of natural teeth. While dentists can’t replace your natural teeth by helping you to grow a third set, they can replace them with the next best thing. Dental implants Nottingham is a treatment that functions like natural teeth and looks like them too!
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Dental implants are used by dentists to fix replacement teeth such as crowns, bridges and dentures securely to your jawbone so that they can act like natural teeth. They do this by attaching titanium screws to the jawbone to which the replacement teeth are then joined. The result is teeth that shouldn’t be going anywhere no matter how much you talk and what food you eat.
Are implants the right treatment for me?
A dentist who specialises in oral implants will be able to examine your mouth thoroughly and determine whether or not implants are a suitable treatment for you. Sometimes, for example, there is not enough bone density in the jawbone to attach the screws to. However, they may be able to offer you a bone graft before giving you implants. They will be able to recommend the right treatment plan, and you can discuss the options together to ensure that whatever treatment you decide to go with is right for you.
What are the benefits of implants?
Having teeth that aren’t going to loosen in the middle of a lunch date with friends or while giving a presentation at work is probably a huge plus point! Oral implants are a long-term solution to replacing missing teeth, and the possibility is that if you look after them properly, you may not need to have them replaced at all.
Caring for your implants could not be easier either – all you have to do is brush, floss and visit the dentist for regular checkups (we don’t mean the floss dance – you can stop that now!). Your replacement teeth – whether it’s for a single tooth, multiple or a whole mouth full – can’t get cavities either!
Replacement teeth are always made to blend in with the other teeth that you have, so nobody should know that they aren’t your natural teeth. You should be able to smile with confidence and get back to enjoying life normally by eating what you like. You won’t have to steer clear of sticky food, hard food or tough meats as you may have to with other replacement options.
What you could do next
If you are keen to find out more about oral implants, contact a practice that specialises in oral implants, and find out why oral implants could be the key to a smile you can be proud of.
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