You may feel self-conscious about your smile or have noticed that your face is starting to sag because it is not getting the support it used to from a full set of teeth. Dentures are not a satisfactory option for some people, but do not despair. At The Mall Stockport, dental implants provide a stable, permanent solution that fits into your lifestyle.
How do they work?
Implants are small metal screws that are fitted into the jaw during a minor surgical procedure. During the healing process, the bones and blood vessels mesh around them to hold them in place. When they are stable, they can be used as a secure base for a single replacement tooth, several teeth, or a whole set of dentures. In some cases, we can fit your new teeth on the same day so you can walk out with a brand new smile. For our patients at The Mall Stockport, dental implants have proved to be an effective long-term solution as, with the correct care, they can last for several decades.
What are the advantages?
The most obvious benefit is a great smile. Your replacement teeth are carefully made to match the tone and shape of existing teeth, so your appearance will be improved, but very natural. You will also be able to bite and chew normally, which means that you can enjoy your favourite foods again. You do not have to worry about dentures coming out, being loose, or needing to be cleaned, so you can get on with enjoying your life. Having dental implants at The Mall Stockport also improves the strength of your jaw, as they stimulate the bone in the same way as a natural tooth root. This prevents the shrinkage that can occur in people who wear dentures.
There is some more information on implants here.
You could experience a new lease of life with dental implants. The Mall Stockport looks forward to talking to you to find out how we can help.