Unfortunately, tooth loss is an incredibly common problem in our society. Dental implants are a great way to substitute lost teeth as they don’t rely on neighbouring teeth for support. As well as being more effective than traditional treatments due to their integration with the bone structure, they are also much more durable.
Dental implants are essentially artificial tooth roots that act as a solid foundation for replacement teeth. The procedure involves your dentist inserting a titanium post into your missing tooth’s bone socket for your jawbone to grow around.
WHY CHOOSE DENTAL IMPLANTS?
Dental implants are a beneficial way of replacing missing teeth because they appear and feel like natural teeth.
Implants are an excellent option for people who have lost their teeth and dislike the look of dentures. Their integration with the jawbone makes them a permanent solution for tooth loss, while their natural feel makes them not only subtle in appearance but also highly functional.
HOW INVASIVE IS THE TREATMENT?
Where bridges require your dentist to remove some of the natural enamel from your teeth to fit the structures, dental implants are much less invasive. They do not require any drilling, which means that your natural teeth are not sacrificed in any way. Your gums will start to heal after three or so days and should be completely recovered within one or two weeks.
CAN I GET DENTAL IMPLANTS?
To receive implants, you should ideally have relatively healthy bones and gums. This technique only requires a minor surgical procedure. Due to modern technology, many people experience much less discomfort than expected when they undergo this treatment.
At Surbiton Smiles, our goal is to work with you to help plan for an excellent future of oral health. Call us today to discuss how dental implants could benefit your smile! Our team is happy to answer any enquiries you have or book you in for an initial consultation with a dentist.