Filling the gap
If you are missing one or more teeth, you have several options to consider when it comes to how you are going to fill those empty spaces. The most recommended treatment options today often involve the use of dental implants to take the place of missing teeth. They are suitable whether you need to replace a single tooth or have a span of teeth that are missing.
When you choose dental implants in London instead of a bridge, you will get many benefits. For one, no additional work must be done to the teeth adjacent to the missing tooth. This means that all you should worry about is replacing the tooth where there is a space and not having the structure of the surrounding teeth compromised to prepare them for the supporting crowns.
Additionally, since your dental implants in London are embedded into the jawbone, they maintain the function of the bone. Therefore, this reduces the likelihood that the bone will wither and weaken over time and result in possible bone loss.
I have many missing teeth, can dental implants help?
Dental implants in London are not only a good solution when a single tooth needs to be replaced, but also when multiple teeth need replacing. If a series of adjacent teeth have been lost or need to be pulled due to severe damage or decay, a dental implant can serve as an anchor for a series of teeth, rather than just a single crown.
For our patients at Moor Park Dental in need of a full denture spanning the entire upper or lower jaw, implants can provide a welcome alternative to traditional dentures. By strategically placing several implants in the jaw, the full span of fabricated teeth can be effectively and permanently secured in the mouth. In most cases, the average number needed to secure a full span of teeth is just four dental implants.
Do they take a long time?
Thanks to modern materials and techniques, treatment time for dental implants in London has dramatically reduced to around two months compared to an average of six months previously. With advances like this, maybe it’s time to rejuvenate your smile at Moor Park Dental.