If you reside in the Southend area and you’re suffering with missing teeth or simply haven’t been able to get on with your dentures, then you might want to consider dental implants. Southend has a variety of clinics that fit dental implants including right here at Southend Dental Care. So the question is, are they really worth considering and if so why?
Believed by leading experts to be the most advanced form of missing teeth replacement, dental implants are fast becoming the most popular method of replacing teeth. That said what they aren’t is a quick fix solution. Firstly dental implants need to be attached directly into the gum. As a result they require an initial consultation, at least one surgical process, and lots of recovery time. They’re also initially expensive, usually costing two or three times the price of standard dentures or bridges. However the results in the vast majority of cases are nothing short of miraculous.
Before you undergo implant treatment your chosen dentist in Southend will give you an initial consultation. This is where you’ll get to find out everything you need to know about them. One of the advantages is that unlike standard dentures and bridges, implants are attached directly into the mouth. This means they’re permanent. Therefore they never need to be removed for cleaning and what’s more they’re guaranteed to stay put and not to move around.
Because a highly skilled dental implant dentist in Southendcan fit implants that not only look and feel like your normal teeth, they’ll also act like your natural teeth. This means that everyday tasks such as eating and chewing become second nature once again and when it comes to cleaning, there’s no complicated rituals. Instead simple brushing and flossing will suffice just as you would your normal teeth.
They halt bone loss
Finally, and probably the most important factor about dental implants, is that they halt bone loss. This is something that dentures can’t do and as a result, as the shape of the jaw changes, they need adjusting from time to time to avoid becoming loose. Eventually when they can no longer be adjusted they need replacing. Normally the shelf life of a set of dentures is somewhere between 5-10 years. Conversely dental implants are fixed directly into the jaw bone using a titanium implant. Over time the surrounding bone tissue fuses around it to create a strong platform which fills the missing space and halts bone loss. The good news is that in some patients dental implants have been been proven to last forty years or more. However this does depend on how well they’re cared for. So in addition to halting jaw bone loss giving you a more youthful appearance, implants have the ability to last three or four times as long as any other type of tooth replacement, making them a great investment all round.
If you want to find out more about dental implants in Southend then contact Southend Dental Clinic for a free, no-obligation consultation. Book yours by visiting our website at www.southenddentalcare.co.uk or by phoning us on 01702 465 000.