Although teeth are meant to last forever, tooth loss is a reality for thousands of people in the UK. This is often the result of tooth decay, gum disease, bad oral hygiene or injury. While years ago the only options for replacing missing teeth were dentures or bridges, nowadays dental implants are an ideal tooth replacement option. They replace the tooth at the root for a more natural smile.
In Harley Street, dental implants can be used to replace one, several or all of your missing teeth. At Harley Street Dental Clinic we offer a range of dental implant solutions to suit your budget and lifestyle needs. Whether you opt for individual dental implants or full mouth restorations, our experienced dentists, Dr Pedja Pavlovic and Dr Charlotte Stilwell, will guide you through the procedure from the very start.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are small titanium posts, which are fixed into the jawbone and substitute the roots of a missing tooth. Dental implants in Harley Street consist of 3 parts – a small titanium screw that is permanently fixed to the bone of your upper or lower jaw, an abutment used to connect the implant with the replacement tooth and the replacement tooth itself, which is designed to match your natural teeth. Replacement teeth can be single crowns, bridges or dentures.
Benefits of dental implants
Unlike conventional dentures and bridges, dental implants are attached firmly into your jawbone, just like your natural teeth. This means that your implants will stay in place, instead of slipping around in your mouth or loosening over time. Dental implants are strong and steady, allowing you to enjoy your favourite foods. Their permanent nature will help you focus on your daily activities, instead of worrying about your teeth.
More importantly, dental implants help to preserve your healthy teeth, your jawbone and your facial structure. Your jawbone is stimulated from daily chewing and talking. When you lose one or more teeth, the jawbone doesn’t receive this stimulation anymore and it starts to deteriorate. Dental implants fuse into the jawbone and prevent this process from occurring, while also encouraging the growth of new healthy bone.