21st March 2023
Why Choose Dental Implants To Replace Teeth
Choosing treatment for your missing teeth is a big decision – and you’ll want to be sure you’re making the right one for you and your smile. Luckily, that’s where our Maidstone dental team comes in. Made up of highly experienced and professional dentists, you’re in safe hands for your dental implant treatment. Read on to find out why dental implants is often the best solution for replacing missing teeth.
Why choose dental implants?
Dental implants (also called tooth implants) are permanent false teeth that a professional dentist will surgically implant into your mouth. Because of the nature of the treatment, the tooth implants fuse with your tissues and bone to anchor firmly in place, and support chewing and biting actions. They essentially become part of you – and can last a lifetime with the right care and attention.
What kinds of dental implants are there?
Tooth implants can replace one tooth (known as ‘single’ or ‘individual’ tooth implants), several teeth in a row (bridges) and even one or both sets of teeth (dentures). However, with dentures, some kinds work a little differently – using a series of ‘press studs’ around the mouth at key anchor points. The anchors are permanent, but the dentures can be removed (though in some cases, only by a professional).
What are the benefits of dental implants?
If you want realistic-looking false teeth that could last the rest of your life, then dental implants are a fantastic choice. Our Maidstone dentists can create the perfect fit, colour match and shape for your smile, creating a finish that’s almost imperceptible from your natural smile. And once they’re in, you’ll be able to laugh and eat again with confidence.
Can tooth implants improve my oral health?
Yes, on several fronts:
- Gaps can lead to a build-up of plaque and bacteria
- Gaps can also cause teeth to move positions in the mouth
- Large gaps of several teeth can cause the underlying bone and gum to recede, so future tooth loss is more likely
- Dental implants are just as easy to clean and care for as your natural smile
What happens if I don’t replace lost teeth?
If it’s the case of an individual tooth, you may not experience any adverse effects – but there will be a noticeable space in your smile. If you have several teeth missing, even in different locations, you might notice some of the things we’ve listed above. If in doubt, ask our Maidstone dentists, who will be happy to advise you.
Book a dental implant consultation today
We’d love to help restore your smile to its former glory. Book your tooth implant consultation today.