Crunchy food (apples, carrots), chewy food (toffees, steak), sticky foods (nut butters), bitty foods (seeds and nuts) – the list goes on. If you are a food fan, not being able to eat these things can get really depressing, not to mention bad for your nutrient levels. Fortunately, there’s a wonderful solution that can give you back your varied diet, and we have it on our treatment list here at The Mall Stockport – dental implants.
At The Mall Stockport, dental implants mean you can eat a more varied diet than you can with dentures and other artificial teeth. Dental implants replace the tooth root as well as the crown. The titanium replacement root is inserted into the jawbone under local anaesthetic, and you can also opt for sedation if you are nervous.
The implant meshes with the jawbone, just like a natural root, over the following weeks to months. When bone and post become one, it creates a stable chewing base. Also, because the titanium catalyses bone growth, your jawbone retains its density and size, meaning you avoid that sunken look often acquired by denture wearers.
Once this integration period is completed, you can come back to us for the remaining part of your dental implants at The Mall Stockport. During this appointment, we will fit an abutment into the post. An abutment is an internal screw. It is onto this that your new artificial crown is fitted.
Your crowns are custom-made to blend in with your natural teeth. The material used is porcelain and this comes in a range of shades to match the colour of the surrounding teeth.
Once we have fitted these new teeth, they are permanently and securely in place, and you can once again enjoy foods that you may have had to avoid for years. You may even find yourself singing songs about the glories of food.
If you want to know more, please call us on 0161 480 8040, or there are frequently asked questions with answers here.