The Most Innovative Solution For Tooth Restoration?
Modern Dental Implants
A healthy set of teeth could and perhaps should be with you for life with the right dental care and daily habits. However, accidents can happen, certain lifestyle habits can be hard to break, and teeth can be lost.
Replacing missing teeth is something that you may wish to avoid, especially if your missing teeth sit at the back of the mouth and cannot be seen. However, it is so important to replace missing teeth because leaving the gaps can have a really negative effect on your oral health. Leaving missing teeth alone can cause:
- The surrounding teeth to collapse in and then several of the teeth in the mouth move
- An area of gum difficult to clean and potentially sore, dry or prone to infections
- Issues with speech
- Issues with eating
- A change in the aesthetics of the face due to the bone degrading underneath where the tooth used to be
There are lots of solutions for tooth loss including dentures, crowns and bridges. However, there is a solution that is more advanced, innovative and realistic than any other option currently available in modern dentistry, and that is dental implants.
Implants For Tooth Restoration
Dental implants are devices made from titanium and designed to replace the root of a natural tooth. They are implanted into the jawbone in the area below the gumline, and provide a solid base for a tooth replacement. The treatment process takes a few months initially because the implant has to bond with the bone; but once they have settled they can last for life. They are the closest thing to real teeth you can get, and they look and feel so similar most people with implants don’t even think about having them on a daily basis.
We can use implants to support single tooth loss, to support separate single teeth in different parts of the mouth, to support dentures, bridges and even a treatment called All On 4 where a set of 4 implants can support entire arches of teeth.
Getting Dental Implants
Dental implants are more costly than alternative tooth replacement options, because they are designed to last a very long time, if not for life. It is also important to note that not everybody is suitable for dental implants. Certain lifestyle habits like smoking or excessive drinking can affect how likely the implants are to bond with the jawbone, and how likely they are to stay successfully in place for years to come.
There may also be issues with current jawbone density, although we can consider bone grafting as an option to allow the treatment to proceed. Unfortunately there isn’t any way to know if dental implants are an option for you until you come for a consultation, during which we will answer any questions you have, perform a thorough assessment of your suitability, and discuss treatment costs and timescales with you. If you aren’t suitable for the treatment, we can offer the next best treatments available at our St John’s Wood clinic. There are always restorative treatments that can be done to help you regain your smile.
Please Call Our NW8 Clinic For A Dental Implant Consultation
If you are interested in having a consultation for the latest in tooth restoration technology, please call our team on 02076241603. We will be delighted to provide you with all the information you need, and a transparent estimation of costs should you be suitable for this revolutionary treatment. We can also explain all of the different tooth restoration options to you in different price bands. We are here to help you regain the confident and functional smile you deserve and we look forward to meeting you!