Should you consider dental implants?

Do you have unsightly gaps in your smile caused by missing teeth? Perhaps you’re considering a dental bridge but hate the idea of damaging the healthy teeth on either side of the gap? Are you worried about bone loss, or do you wear dentures and do not like how they fit?

There is a solution. Dental implants are the ‘Gold Standard’ when it comes to replacing your missing teeth. Not sure they are for you? Here are our nine reasons we think you should really consider dental implants as your treatment of choice to fill the gaps.

  1. Dental implants look like your natural teeth

Yes, crowns, bridges and dentures all look incredibly natural but dental implants are as close as it is possible to get to a natural tooth. When you smile, no-one will be able to tell that you have dental implants.

  1. Dental implants are as strong as your natural teeth

Because dental implants are embedded in your jaw bone, the bone ossifies around them, keeping them in place. For this reason, you’ll find that your dental implants have a strength similar to your natural teeth. You should be able to eat steak, apples and many other foods that you haven’t dared to eat recently, especially if you currently wear dentures.

  1. Dental implants function like your natural teeth

Another benefit of dental implants is that they will restore the function of your missing teeth. You should be able to bite, chew and talk with comfort.

  1. Dental implants help protect against bone loss

One of the unfortunate consequences of tooth loss is also bone loss. Dental implants stimulate the alveolar bone to grow in much the same way as your natural teeth do. This can protect the underlying structure and health of your face.

  1. Dental implants are long-lasting

When cared for properly, dental implants have the potential to last for at least 10 years, possibly even a life-time.

  1. Dental implants are safe and well tolerated

Dental implants have an excellent safety record. Success rates of dental implants vary, depending on where in the jaw they are placed but, in general, they have a success rate of up to 98%.

  1. Dental implants do not damage your surrounding teeth

One of the downsides of a dental bridges is that we have to damage the healthy teeth on either side of the gap left by your missing teeth to create an anchor for the restoration. Over time, these teeth may also weaken until it becomes impossible to widen the gap even further and partial dentures become the next best alternative. As dental implants are situated on the site of your missing teeth, they do not impact on your surrounding healthy teeth at all.

  1. Dental implants give you confidence

Because dental implants are secure and look natural, you can smile, eat, talk and laugh with confidence.

  1. than you think

Although there’s no denying that dental implants are more expensive than other dental restorations, such as crowns and bridges, their long-term value is unmatched. As dental implants have the potential to last for the rest of your life, they often work out more affordable in the long-run.

Dental Implants in Maidstone

Why not book an appointment to discuss whether dental implants would be the best option for you to replace your missing teeth? Simply call College Dental Surgeries on 01622 752340 and we will make an appointment for you.