Missing teeth might have you ducking away from the camera while everyone else says ‘cheese’ but that’s only the tip of the iceberg. If you’ve experienced tooth loss you’ll know just how much of an impact it can have on your life. You may find it harder to chew your food, your speech may be affected and your dental health is sure to have taken a hit. At our practice in Stanmore, Centre of Dental Excellence, we have a modern, clinically proven solution that beats traditional dentures and bridges: dental implants.
A holistic solution
Dentures and bridges only solve half of the problem when it comes to tooth loss, specifically the half that sits above your gum line, the crown. Tooth loss however affects what is going on below your gum line too. The loss of the tooth root means that even when you wear your dentures or bridge, the vibrations from your teeth clashing together day in day out are not carried down into your jaw. This tells your jaw that it isn’t needed and so it begins to deteriorate, causing teeth neighbouring the gap to tilt and topple.
Dental implants in Stanmore mimic natural tooth roots. These small titanium screws are placed directly into the jawbone, where they encourage new bone to grow around them. This protects the jawbone from deteriorating and provides a secure foundation for replacement teeth to be attached on top. You can therefore tuck into whatever food you fancy without worrying about your replacement teeth shifting about.
How versatile are dental implants?
The short answer is ‘very’. A single dental implant can support multiple replacement teeth. This makes them ideal for replacing a single tooth, multiple teeth or even a whole jaw of teeth. At our practice in Stanmore, dental implants can also be paired with dentures for patients who are more comfortable with the idea of using dentures. This procedure, called denture stabilisation, uses dental implants to hold dentures more securely in place.
So if you have experienced tooth loss and want a permanent solution with dental implants in Stanmore, get in touch with our friendly team and we’ll start you on your journey to a healthier smile.