Do I really need to replace missing teeth?
To put it simply, yes, you do. Our teeth are a fundamental part of our digestive system as they are needed for chewing food. They also play an important role in speech and our physical appearance. For many years, there have been various attempts to try and solve the crisis of missing teeth. Bridges and dentures have always been a popular choice for many. But, now there is a new way: dental implants in London at Moor Park Dental.
Why not stick with bridges or dentures?
Bridges have been a conventional and reliable method of replacing lost teeth for many years. They usually involve attaching false teeth to existing teeth. This process unfortunately may well involve filing down healthy teeth to act as retainers, which can compromise the health of these teeth.
Bridges can only be provided when there are sufficient strong remaining teeth. They are a permanent replacement, although they are likely to need replacing every 10 to 15 years, unlike dental implants in London, which can last decades, if not a lifetime.
Dentures have also been a traditional way to replace missing teeth. Many patients can often find them to be cumbersome as they must be taken out every day for cleaning. Also, they may not always stay in place well if the shape of the gums and bone in the mouth change over time, which often happens.
Though bridges and dentures can serve us satisfactorily, dental implants in London provide better support and usually result in more comfortable and stable replacement teeth for our patients. They provide better chewing efficiency and allow us to have permanent fixed teeth without trimming our own natural teeth for support or having to remove the teeth every night.
To create your new smile with dental implants in London, a surgical procedure is carried out to place the implant directly into the jawbone. After around three to six months, the implants will be healed and strong enough to support the new teeth, which will be attached to them. During the healing period, we will provide you with temporary teeth to allow you to carry on your normal way of life until the jawbone integrates with the implant.