Getting older can feel like one thing after another going wrong with the body with no prospect of getting it to work as well as it used to. You’ve got glasses on your nose for reading, plastic in your ear for hearing, no hair on your head and now your teeth are coming to the end of their life too. What with the hearing aid, the glasses and now the dentures, soon there won’t be any room on your bedside table for the lamp and a glass of water.
Well, at Harley Street Dental Clinic in Harley Street, we are here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be that way as far as your teeth are concerned. Sure, you may be finding that some, or even all of your beloved food processors are coming to the end of their life, but you can replace them with something equally as good if you have dental implants fitted.
What’s so great about dental implants?
Dental implants are different from dentures because when you have them fitted, they don’t come out again. Dental implants are inserted into the jawbone where they fuse with the bone, replacing the roots of your teeth. These little titanium posts then have new crowns made of dental porcelain attached on top.
People say that dental implants are expensive, and they certainly cost more than dentures, it’s true. But for every dental implant you have put in, you can have 3 crowns on a bridge. So, if you need to have an entire arch of teeth replaced, you can do it on relatively few implants. There is a way to get an entire arch fitted on just 4 implants, which really brings the cost down.
Also, you can expect your dental implants to last for at least 15 years, very possibly for decades. All you have to do is take good care of them with diligent brushing and flossing to remove any plaque. Your dental implants can’t decay, but if you let plaque cause gum disease, they can become loose and fall out.
Want to find out more? Why not give us a call and come in for an exploratory chat?