If you have been considering seeing a dentist about your smile, because you have missing teeth, then get ready to be seriously impressed! If you visit a dentist Soho, you could be offered a treatment that will enable you to have a natural looking smile and one that functions naturally as well. Dental implants provide a treatment that will give you your smile back and you should be able to forget that you don’t have a full mouth of natural teeth.
What do dental implants do?
The purpose of dental implants is to give your replacement teeth of crowns, bridges, or dentures, a stable post to attach them to, so that they won’t loosen when you are eating or talking. Your natural teeth consist of the visible part which is the crown and then the other part is underneath your gums and is the root of the tooth, which is attached to your jawbone. Dental implants act like this second part of your tooth, being attached to the jawbone and the gums fusing with it to firmly embed them. Once the gums have healed, you can then have your permanent replacement prosthetic teeth attached to them and they never need to be removed at night or when you are eating or drinking.
Why should I consider dental implants?
There are many reasons to go for dental implants. Firstly, your smile will look completely natural, so nobody should realise you don’t have a mouth full of natural teeth. What’s more, your replacement teeth shouldn’t loosen, so you can rely on them like your natural teeth. If you have developed issues with jaw pain, chewing or speech difficulties as a result of having missing teeth, then you should also find that these are rectified, once you have filled the gaps in your smile. You may have also discovered that your face has become drawn by having missing teeth, but by replacing these gaps in your smile, you should find that your face has its structure back and you could look more youthful again. That’s definitely a great bonus to replacing missing teeth! However, there are other health benefits to replacing missing teeth as well. By filling the gaps in your smile, you are also protecting any remaining teeth you have and the gums, from developing issues by being exposed more to bacteria. Basically, dental implants rock!
How do I get dental implants?
If you are keen to find out more about dental implants, you will need to find a dentist who offers this treatment and book in for a consultation. If dental implants are considered a suitable treatment for you, rest assured that you aren’t signing up to major surgery. Dental implants can be fitted under local anaesthetic. It will take a couple of appointments to have the treatment. During the first appointment, your screws will be attached and while the gums heal, you will have temporary replacement teeth fitted to them. After a few weeks, you can then return to have your permanent replacement teeth attached to the screws.
So, while you may not have realised that you could have a complete smile that acts like a completely natural one, hopefully you will come to expect a great smile from dental implants that could last you a lifetime!