Traditional dentures and bridges only replace the crown portions of missing teeth, but replacing the roots is important too, not just to keep your teeth firmly in your mouth where they should be, but also to preserve the density of your jaw bone.
A shrinking jaw bone is the primary reason that traditional dentures become loose, which causes a wide range of problems with eating, speaking, and with confidence. At The Mall Stockport our implant dentist can stabilise your dentures using dental implants, which will give you back the function of a set of natural teeth and alleviate any concerns you may have about your dentures falling out unexpectedly.
Stockport dental implants
We welcome patients for dental implants consultations at The Mall Stockport dental practice. Our skilled implant dentist can use implants combined with a bridge, denture or crown to give you back fully functional teeth.
Dental implants treatment takes place in two stages at The Mall Stockport. First, your dentist will place the required number of implants in your jaw bone, using either local anaesthesia or conscious sedation, depending on your treatment preferences.
As soon as your dental implants are in place, the process of osseointegration will begin. This means that your implants will heal and form a strong bond with your jaw bone, preserving its density and creating anchorage for your new teeth that is akin to that of natural tooth roots.
Typically, healing takes about six months. After this, you will be recalled to our Stockport clinic to have your permanent new teeth attached to abutments on top of your dental implants.
Implant treatment has a very high success rate – upwards of 98% – so with prudent aftercare and regular maintenance appointments, your implants and new teeth should last you for decades – perhaps even for life.
With implants you can:
- Eat whatever you choose
- Speak clearly
- Enjoy your life without fear of your teeth falling out
If you have questions about dental implants, you may find the answers here. If not, or if you would like to book an initial consultation, please call us on 0161 480 8040.