Replace your missing teeth with dental implants in Clacton
Missing teeth can affect your oral health or overall health in many ways. A missing tooth can compromise your bite, alter your speech and restrict your diet. In the long run, as you rely more on your healthy teeth, you increase the chance they will be damaged or lost prematurely.
At Dental Care Group in Clacton, dental implants, let you, not your teeth, lead your life. Our patients find that treatment with dental implants has been life-changing and has made a big difference to their ability to socialise, eat, chew and speak properly and generally to their quality of life. Recent advances in dentistry have made dental implants more practical than ever, even when patients have little remaining jawbone.
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a small titanium post that replaces the root portion of a missing natural tooth. Dental implants can be fixed in either the upper or lower jaws. Due to the properties of titanium, dental implants attach to the jawbone and become a good foundation for the replacement teeth. Dental implants can replace single or multiple missing teeth – even a mouthful of missing teeth.
Why choose dental implants?
If you are missing one or more teeth, there are many reasons why you should consider dental implants in Clacton. Teeth that are not supported by a root, can eventually lead to jawbone shrinkage. This shrinkage will make your face look older and collapsed. Dental implants prevent deterioration of the jawbone and help the generation of new bone tissue. Unlike other tooth replacement options, dental implants preserve the healthy bone structure, have a high success rate and are the most lasting option. A dental bridge requires the removal of healthy tooth structure, whereas removable dentures are inconvenient, become loose over time and weaken any healthy teeth, increasing the risk of decay.
Am I a good candidate for dental implants?
Dental implants are quite versatile. As long are you are an adult missing one or more teeth due to injury, disease or tooth decay, you are likely a candidate for dental implants. The determining factor is jawbone quality and quantity. Your Clacton dentist will determine whether dental implants are a viable solution for you.