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The Advantages of Dental Implants

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When dentists replace teeth in Herefordshire, dental implants are often used because of their robust construction and long-lasting health benefits. They are a reliable way to neaten the smile and they look and feel natural in the mouth. Unlike temporary, removable dentures, they integrate with the jawbone, preventing jawbone deterioration after tooth loss and so reducing the chances of developing a sunken-cheeked appearance.

Clean and easy

Once dental implants have been fitted by a dental practice, such as Warrendale Dental in Herefordshire, dental implants stay in the mouth like a natural tooth. They’re cleaned in the same way as the other teeth and they function just like a natural tooth as well, so the patient can eat and drink with the same enjoyment they used to have when their original teeth were intact. Some wearers of removable dentures can find that pronouncing certain words is a bit tricky. This annoying side-effect is another thing that dental implants avoid.

Careful planning

Implant dentistry has become an everyday dental technique since it was first pioneered in the 1960s.The key to its success, and the reason for many of its benefits, is that the materials used in the procedure are compatible with the body’s natural tissues.

Firstly, the dentist places small, screw-like titanium posts into the gums. These fill the spaces where the roots of the missing teeth used to be. On top of these posts, replacement teeth are securely attached. Then, the tiny vibrations that naturally occur in the mouth, during talking and eating, are transmitted through the titanium into the jawbone, stimulating it to securely mesh with the titanium and maintain its overall density. The jaw stays strong and healthy, the risk of further damage is reduced, and the face’s underlying firmness is preserved. The sunken look of the long-term denture-wearer is averted.

Future reliability

Dental implants in Herefordshire will last a lifetime as long as the patient keeps up a good oral hygiene routine. Regular visits to the dentist will enable good oral health to be maintained, securely the future of the dental implants. And while the implants give an immediate boost to the look and function of the patient’s teeth, the overall effects will last for decades.


Dignity and Dental Implants

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Woman in pain People are very grateful for the advent dental implants in Manchester. It means that those of us in our 40s, as well as older people, get to keep our varied diets and our dignity when we start to lose our teeth. Patients are often choosing dental implants over other tooth replacement methods.

Highly-trained surgeons who place dental implants in Manchester, such as those at Smylife, do a lot of business replacing single teeth for men and women in early middle age, who don’t even want to contemplate having to deal with a bridge or removable denture.

It is in the 40s that teeth start to crumble under the strain of misaligned bites, night grinding, and fall out from gum disease. Earlier than that and lost teeth are usually due to an accident of some kind.

When dental implants are used to replace these single lost teeth, they keep the face and mouth looking young for several reasons.

Firstly, the crowns of dental implants hold the face in place, giving structure to the cheeks and stopping that part of the face from sinking inwards. Dentures and bridges also accomplish this role.

Secondly, dental implants also hold the natural teeth in place. Teeth are more mobile than many of people realise. Where there is a gap in the jawbone, the neighbouring teeth will tend to tip and wander into it. Putting a dental implant into the gap stops this from happening. Bridges and partial dentures also stop this happening.

Thirdly, and perhaps most importantly, the dental implant itself replaces the root of the tooth. Having a piece of titanium in the jawbone helps it continue to renew itself. Tooth roots are vital for bone renewal. The hundreds of tremors from teeth being used signals to the bone that it is still needed and that it needs to make new bone cells. When those tremors stop, because the tooth root is no longer there, the bone not only stops renewing itself, it starts to melt away in a process called resorption. Dental implants in Manchester prevent this process kicking in and keep the jawbone strong and healthy, something bridges and removable dentures don’t prevent.


It’s Your Time to Shine with Dental Implants

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A pair of tweezers holding a prosthetic tooth If you have missing teeth, you do not have to just learn to live with them. Dental implants are an effective way to replace missing teeth, with the end result being a look and feel that is just like your natural teeth. Dental implants remove any issues with biting, chewing or speech, so you will be able to eat all your favourite foods and talk without any worry about slippage or pain from ill-fitting dentures. Go on, it is time to take a big bite of that apple. You can now restore your natural smile with dental implants. You won’t just see aesthetic improvements but your confidence and self-esteem may very well also receive a boost once you see your new smile.

Dental implants for a wider range of cases

Dental implants require a good amount of jawbone to be present. If this isn’t the case then there are zygomatic implants. They provide support for implant bridgework where there has been a substantial amount of bone loss from the upper jaw. This is a specialist procedure and PDC Dental Care in Barnsley is one of a few practices in the UK with the expertise to carry out such procedures.

The implants are longer than ordinary dental implants and anchor to the strong bone that forms the cheekbone. This means that the implants can be used as an alternative to complex bone grafting operations, making it possible to carry out surgery in just one stage. Prior to treatment with zygomatic implants, a scan will be taken to assess the amount of bone available. This allows the dentist to precisely plan the placement of these implants.

Other options

For patients who have lost most or all their teeth and currently wear dentures, All-On-Four dental implants could be the ideal solution.

The fixed solutions provided with All-On-Four ensure that patients never go without teeth, can avoid the hassles of dentures and can carry on with their lives as normal. With 4 to 6 strategically placed dental implants, a whole jaw of replacement teeth can be supported. After a period of healing during which time the implants fuse with the jawbone, a durable permanent bridge can be attached.