If you have lost a tooth or in more serious situations multiple teeth, it can be very distressing and can have a negative impact on the aesthetics of your smile, the way you talk, and how you enjoy your favorite foods. Dental implants are a way to securely replace your missing teeth.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental Implants are an artificial root that are placed at gum level, which effectively acts as an anchor to hold your new teeth in place.
To break it down simply, the treatment comprises of two main components:
- The implants itself – as mentioned, these are placed at gum level to secure your new teeth into place
- Restoration* – these are fixed onto the implants and will be the visible parts of your new teeth
* Depending on how many missing teeth you have or the locations of the missing teeth, the restoration used to complete your smile can vary e.g. implant retained dentures (overdentures), crowns, bridges.
To see how we can help you and discuss all of your options, please do not hesitate to call us and book your consultation today: 01902 842 555
Why Would You Want Dental Implants?
Missing teeth is no fun. They can have a negative effect on our looks, which in turns impacts our self-confidence. It will also effect the functionality within our mouths. For example eating can be more difficult and it may cause further complications if you favor a particular side to chew on e.g. overloading your TMJ (temporomandibular joint) muscles can lead to TMD (temporomandibular joint dysfunction) – causing a variety of symptoms such as:
- Myofascial pain
- Clicks in the jaw
- Pressure behind the eyes
If you have lost a tooth or multiple missing teeth, we are here to help you explore the best options to meet your needs. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us on 01902 842 555 – We will be with you every step of the way!
Did You Know?
When you lose a tooth it causes bone resorption. What this means is the area where your tooth used to be will start to fade away and deteriorate. How quick this happens will vary from person to person. What this means for you is that not only the missing tooth is a problem to worry about, but it can lead to the surrounding teeth to become loose and eventually fall out themselves (worst case scenario).
When an implant is placed into the jaw, it stimulates the bone to grow, which helps stabilize this region of your mouth to prevent further tooth loss. Another problem that can occur when there is a gap in your mouth, the surrounding teeth can start to shift towards this space, causing crooked teeth. This will impact the overall aesthetics of your smile but will also make it more difficult to clean your teeth (common with overcrowding crooked teeth) – Good oral hygiene is key to prevent a build up of bacteria (which plays a big part in tooth loss).
Unlike traditional dentures and bridges, which can need replacing every few years, implants have the potential to last a lifetime with good oral hygiene.
Why Choose Treetops
We offer a full range of implant services in-house at Treetops Dental Surgery. Implants can be used in a variety of ways – to replace a single tooth or to replace a number of teeth (an implant-supported bridge). As few as two implants can be used to support a denture, too. We only use Straumann implants, an ethical and trusted brand of global renown (KEY POINT: it’s important you ask your implant provider which system they are using, to ensure your getting a reputable product put in your mouth).
We will take our time to understand your needs and discuss all suitable options with you. Our friendly team are on hand to support you through your journey to a new smile.
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If you have lost a tooth or multiple teeth and would like to discuss your gap management options, please do not hesitate to call us today and book your appointment.