Learn Why Dental Implants Could be a Great Option for You
Lots of adults in the UK are missing at least one tooth and while more traditional options for tooth replacement, such as bridges and dentures are still popular, an increasing number of people are choosing dental implants in Ladbroke Grove. So if you are missing a tooth, why should you consider this choice, and why is it often the best way to replace missing teeth?
The Health Benefits of Choosing Dental Implants
There are several health benefits in choosing dental implants and this is something that your dentist in Ladbroke Grove will be able to discuss more fully with you. The main benefit in choosing dental implants is due to the way an implant post closely replicates a natural tooth root. When you have one of your own teeth extracted, the long tooth root is also removed. While part of the purpose of a tooth root is to anchor the tooth firmly in the jaw, it also helps to ensure that the bone surrounding the tooth stays healthy and strong.
Replacing a natural tooth with a dental implant helps ensure your jawbone will not lose any bone. This is important as loss of bone can affect the stability of your remaining teeth, while the loss of multiple teeth can result in changes to the dimensions of your jawbone. Any change to the dimensions of your jawbone can affect your facial appearance as there will be less support for your cheeks and lips, and this bone loss is the reason why dentures frequently become loose and ill-fitting after just a short while.
Unlike partial dentures and bridges, dental implants are entirely supported with the implant post. This means there will be no need for your dentist in Ladbroke Grove to reshape adjacent teeth or to modify them in any way, a process that can often mean removing perfectly healthy tooth structure.
Dental Implants Are Strong and Stable
Another reason to consider dental implants is their strength and stability. This versatile treatment can even be used to support full arches of teeth, replacing full dentures with either an implant supported bridge that is permanently fixed in place, or with an implant supported denture that clips onto the implants and which can be removed for regular cleaning.
Dental Implants Are Long-Lasting
A properly planned dental implant can last for many years provided it is correctly looked after with regular checkups and professional cleanings. Some people have already had dental implants for decades without any problems. In fact dental implants can have a success rate in excess of 95%. Even though the actual treatment can take a little longer, the results can be well worth the effort, providing you with teeth that look and feel very natural.
If you’re interested in finding out more about dental implants in Ladbroke Grove, why not call Ladbroke Grove Dental Care to book a consultation? Just give us a call on 020 7727 9836 to arrange an appointment.