Dental Implants – still not sure?
There are many reasons you may lose a tooth, tooth decay, gum disease or dental injury. A missing tooth or teeth can affect your confidence and self-esteem, and make it more difficult to enjoy a full and varied diet. Dental implants are currently the closest possible restoration to having your natural teeth back.
- 1. Improved appearance – dental implants should be indistinguishable from your natural teeth, allowing you to smile, talk and laugh with confidence, knowing that your smile is looking its best.
- 2. Improved speech – dental implants ensure that your teeth are securely attached in your mouth, so you will not need to worry about poor fitting dentures causing you to mumble or slur.
- 3. Eat a full and varied diet – No foods need to be off limits once your dental implants are fitted. You will be able to taste and enjoy a wide range of foods with confidence and without pain.
- 4. No damage to existing teeth – dental implants are self-supporting this means that there is no need to drill nearby teeth as you would with a bridge. They simply slot into the gap where the old tooth was.
- 5. Improved self-esteem – dental implants can give you the confidence to smile and help you to feel better about yourself.
- 6. Long Lasting – with the necessary care and attention dental implants can last for many years, so are a cost effective way of improving the appearance of your smile.
- 7. Easy to care for – once in place your dental implants can be cleaned in the same way you do your natural teeth. Brush twice a day and use inter-dental cleaning aids daily to remove any food that may become trapped. It is advised that you see the hygienist every 6 months to ensure that you do not get a build-up of plaque or calculus around the dental implant as if left this can cause gum disease and in the long term can cause the dental implant to fail.