A dental implant is a small titanium post fitted into the jawbone as a substitute for a missing tooth root. Because titanium is a bio compatible material, meaning it is highly adaptive to human tissue, dental implants integrate naturally with the jawbone. Dental implants can replace one tooth, several teeth or an entire set of upper and lower teeth. They are a durable and permanent solution and overcome many of the challenges faced by more conventional tooth replacement options.
At Dental Care Group in Southend, dental implants are our first choice and a standard of care compared to other options to restore missing or damaged teeth. Our lead implant dentist, Dr Adeel Ali, was trained by Professor Hilt Tatum, a pioneer in dental implantology and the inventor of the sinus augmentation procedure in 1975. Dr Ali is passionate about the benefits dental implants can provide and believes in the finest quality and best possible treatment for the long-term care for his patients.
Teeth can be lost due to many causes, but there is no reason why you should live without them, as dental implants provide an entirely safe and effective way of replacing them.Missing teeth are not only unattractive, but may cause many health problems. Gaps in your teeth will force your remaining teeth to shift in order to fill them, leading to alignment problems with your bite. More importantly, missing teeth can lead to jawbone deterioration, causing additional tooth loss and creating a sunken facial impression.
Unlike other tooth restoration methods that merely replace missing teeth, dental implants fuse with the jawbone and blend with your natural teeth restoring and enhancing their function.Because they are a permanent restoration, dental implants eliminate the discomfort associated with loose dentures and other non-permanent restorations. Dental implants do not require your healthy teeth to be compromised the way a dental bridge does. Moreover, it is much easier to brush and floss your teeth with dental implants compared to dental bridges or dentures. Finally, dental implants are a cost-effective solution. With proper care, they can last for a lifetime.
If you are interested in dental implants in Southend, please contact Dental Care Group today to schedule a dental implant consultation appointment.