Here at 1300SMILES we see many patients struggle with tooth loss, and understand that even losing a single tooth be extremely upsetting. Although there are alternative options for replacing missing teeth, including bridges and dentures, dental implants offer a longer-lasting way to restore a smile in a way that will feel very natural. Dental implants can be used to replace single or multiple teeth, and you will find they look and function just like real teeth. In addition, there are significant health benefits as dental implants will help preserve your jawbone and protect your remaining natural teeth, preventing them from shifting position.
What Is A Dental Implant?
It is easiest to think of an implant as being an artificial tooth that includes the tooth root. A small titanium post is inserted into the jawbone, replacing your natural tooth root which will gradually fuse with the surrounding bone. This ensures the post is strong enough to support a new tooth. Single dental implants are restored with crowns, and multiple dental implants can support bridges, including full arch bridges that will replace all the teeth in your upper or lower jaw.
Who Can Have Dental Implants?
The nice thing about dental implants is that they are suitable for most people as you only need to be in reasonable dental and general health to benefit from this treatment. You will need to have a full consultation with one of our dentists, and this is a great opportunity to find out more about treatment. We Care about your dental health and take every precaution to ensure treatment is a success, so you can rest assured we will only recommend you have dental implants if we feel this procedure is ideal for you.
Are Dental Implants Easy To Look After?
Dental implants are easy to maintain with the maintenance required as for your natural teeth. It is important that you keep them meticulously clean and we can show you how to do this. It is also important that you visit your 1300SMILES practice regularly for check-ups and hygiene appointments. The success rates of this treatment are about 95% or higher when good oral health care is followed.
Can I Use Dental Implants To Replace My Loose Dentures?
Dental implants can be a great solution for loose dentures and we have helped many people who previously struggled with ill-fitting dentures that were uncomfortable or painful to wear. Instead, your fixed bridge of teeth will clip firmly onto the implants, and you will find you can speak and eat comfortably once more without the fear of your dentures moving around. In addition, you will gain the freedom to enjoy a greater choice of foods and you will find it easier to maintain a balanced diet.
Will Treatment Hurt?
We will make sure you do not feel a thing during treatment and most people will find healing is very quick and uneventful. Any discomfort once the anaesthetic has worn off is easily controlled with over-the-counter painkillers. If you only require a single dental implant then you should be fine to go back to work the next day.
How Long Will My Dental Implants Last?
With the proper care, your dental implants should give you many years of trouble-free use and some people will enjoy them for life. In the longer term, dental implants can be the economical choice, and they can look and feel wonderful, making it easy to forget you ever lost any natural teeth.
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Our Treatment Vouchers are great for planning more advanced procedures. Get the treatments you want right now and begin enjoying all the benefits of dental implants. Here at 1300SMILES, we have highly experienced dentists and specialists who can provide this advanced procedure. Book your first consultation online or if you have questions then please do not hesitate to ask any of our friendly dental team.