In the past, dentists had to rely on bridges and dentures to restore the appearance and some of the function of missing teeth, but these are not always the most satisfactory solutions to the problem. This is no longer the case. Here at The Mall Stockport, dental implants are giving more of our patients new reasons to smile.
Will you be looking for more reasons to smile?
If knowing that your smile is an asset to your health is not enough, you may also be interested to learn that dental implants have a number of other important benefits, too. Dental implants are fitted into the jawbone, so they provide strong and secure support to your replacement tooth or teeth. This means that whether you have a single tooth replaced or a full dental arch, your replacement teeth are firmly locked in place, allowing you to eat, talk, and smile with confidence. In fact, you may forget that your teeth are not your own.
The way that dental implants are placed into the jaw means that they act as artificial roots. This is important for the health of the bone in your jaw because it prevents it shrinking back. In healthy jawbones, load-bearing activities such as biting and chewing helps stimulate the renewal of the bone. When teeth are lost, the bone is no longer renewed and the jawbones begin to degenerate.
Are dental implants suitable for everyone?
There are some circumstances where dental implants may not be suitable for you but these are rare. Dental implants can often be fitted at the same time that a tooth is extracted. However, if you have been wearing dentures for some time, you may need extra treatments to ensure that there is sufficient bone in which to fit the implants.
Questions people ask us most frequently are answered here.
To find out more about having dental implants in Stockport, we offer a free consultation so you can come and talk to us about the process. You are warmly invited to call us on 0161 480 8040.