With Dental Implants No-One Need Know You Ever Lost a Tooth
Losing even a single tooth can be extremely embarrassing and upsetting and we know many patients do struggle with the emotional effects of tooth loss. Often people with missing teeth will want the fastest solution to replace them, so they can get on with life while being able to eat and speak properly. While dentures and bridges are both relatively quick treatments that can be completed in a matter of a few weeks, dental implants are worthy of close consideration. Some people will discard this treatment as being too lengthy as it can take between 3-6 months to complete. The time frame can depend on whether any additional procedures such as a bone graft is required to prepare the area for implants.
Why Dental Implants are Worth the Wait
Dental implants in Ladbroke Grove will take a little longer than opting for dentures or a dental bridge, but the results are well worth the additional time required, particularly in the longer term. This is because dental implants are the most technologically advanced way to replace missing teeth as the implant replaces the entire tooth, including the tooth root. The fact that it replaces the tooth root is particularly worth noting as this will help to preserve your jawbone, preventing bone resorption that occurs soon after a natural tooth is removed by a dentist in Ladbroke Grove.
As well as artificially replacing your tooth root, dental implants will create a secure anchorage point to which your replacement tooth can be attached. As dental implants are self-supporting, they will not have any detrimental effects on your existing natural teeth. There is no need for our dentist in Ladbroke Grove to reshape perfectly healthy teeth in order to support a bridge and there won’t be any denture clasps that place unwanted stresses on your natural teeth. Instead, your dental implants will ensure your natural teeth cannot move out of place and will protect them by making sure the load created during biting and chewing is evenly distributed.
A Versatile Way to Replace Lost Teeth
As you won’t need to rely on existing teeth to support partial dentures or a bridge, you’ll find dental implants in Ladbroke Grove offer a versatile and convenient way to replace missing teeth. Single implants can support beautiful implant crowns, while multiple implants can support large bridges, including full arch bridges to restore all the teeth in your upper or lower jaw, or in both. Do you currently wear full dentures? You can do away with them completely by replacing them with a full arch bridge, or you can secure them firmly in place with dental implants so they will click into place, staying firmly in position until you take them out for cleaning.
Dental implants in Ladbroke Grove are not the quickest or cheapest option, but they will produce the best and most long-lasting results. Ultimately they can prove more cost-effective when you take a long-term view and you will enjoy having teeth that will look and feel like your own.
If you are interested in finding out more and would like to know the exact costs and time frame required, why not give Ladbroke Grove Dental Care a call on 020 7727 9836.