Dental Implants – still not sure?

blog_img_aug17There 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.

Dental implants are screwed into your jaw bone and these then provide an anchor for crowns, bridges or dentures, depending on the number of teeth to be replaced.

Still unsure if dental implants are for you? The team at Writtle Dental Practice have put together 7 advantages of dental implants to help make the decision a little easier.

  1. img21. Improved appearancedental 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.
  1. 2. Improved speechdental 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.
  1. 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.
  1. img34. No damage to existing teethdental 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.
  1. 5. Improved self-esteem dental implants can give you the confidence to smile and help you to feel better about yourself.
  1. 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.
  1. img47. 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.

If you would like to find out if dental implants could provide the answers you are looking for? Call Writtle Dental Practice on 01245 421781 and book a consultation today.

book_an_appointmentBook An Appointment