It’s strange to think that getting a dental implant could actually help protect the future of your natural teeth, but, if you have a gap in your smile that isn’t filled, it could put the rest of your natural teeth at risk.
Here at Harley Street Dental Clinic, we advise all of our patients who have lost teeth to consider their options for tooth replacement as soon as possible. At Harley Street, dental implants can be used to replace any number of missing teeth, from a single tooth to a whole smile.
At Harley Street, dental implants are considered one of the most permanent solutions to missing teeth. If they are looked after correctly they could last you a lifetime of smiles.
Starting your journey to a fuller smile
Dental implants are basically artificial tooth roots that can be inserted into your jaw to create a stable anchor for a false tooth, bridge or even dentures. Many patients may be self-conscious after losing a tooth. We encourage anyone who has recently lost a tooth to make an appointment with your dentist to explore your options.
Dental implants are fitted after a minor surgical procedure. This procedure needs to take place to create a hole in your jawbone. Into this hole, your dental implants are inserted. The aim is to have as much contact between the bone and the screw to encourage integration.
Once the screw is fitted firmly, it will need some time to heal. Once the healing time has been completed and the implant is stable, your crown, bridge or dentures can be attached, giving you back your ability to chew and eat food easily.
Benefits of dental implants in Harley Street
Because dental implants act as a tooth root, they provide the stimulation that your jawbone needs to stay in shape. You’ll probably notice the ‘sunken in’ look that effects some long-time denture users. This problem isn’t an issue with dental implants.
Losing a tooth isn’t the end of the world thanks to modern dental techniques. You could be back to your normal pace of life in no time, with a smile on your face.