Dental Implants: The Advantages of Permanent Tooth Replacement

People lose teeth for many reasons, and dental implants are more often than not the ideal way to replace them. At The Mall Stockport dental practice, we are always keen to stress that any lost teeth should always be replaced, ideally immediately after tooth loss.

If you don’t replace your missing teeth promptly, you risk the health and viability of your remaining teeth, the strength and density of your jaw bone, and your general health and wellbeing. Your remaining teeth will be put under more strain when even one tooth is lost, and may also become more difficult to keep clean by moving into gaps.

When several teeth are missing, you will struggle to eat a healthy diet, may have issues with your speech, and can suffer serious damage to body-image and self-confidence. So, if you have lost teeth, for whatever reason, come in for a consultation with an implant dentist at The Mall Stockport as soon as possible to find out how dental implants can help.

Stockport dental implants

Dental implants are the only way to replace the roots of lost teeth. This helps to keep your jaw bone strong and healthy as well as ensuring your teeth stay firmly in place at all times. It is shrinkage of the jaw bone that leads to many of the common problems experienced by those who wear traditional dentures, including:

  • A diet restricted to soft foods/liquids
  • Altered speech or difficulty speaking clearly
  • Damaged confidence if false teeth fall out.

The Mall Stockport implant dentist can use dental implants to solve or avoid all of these problems. Implants are placed in your jaw in a small operation, which can be carried out under local anaesthetic or conscious sedation.

Implants begin to integrate with the bone instantly, but full integration takes a few months. Temporary teeth may be fitted during the healing period, and you’ll be called back to The Mall Stockport practice at a later date to have permanent teeth attached.

To book an initial consultation, please call our friendly team on 0161 480 8040.

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