If you have lost one or more of your teeth, then you may have been considering treatments and are aware of options such as dentures. However, you may not be aware that there is a treatment that our dentist in Willaston could offer you that would allow your dentures, crowns, or bridges to stay in your mouth all the time, just like your natural teeth. What’s more, your replacement teeth shouldn’t loosen when you are talking or eating food. Dental implants are a treatment that could give you a natural-looking and functioning smile.
How do dental implants work?
Dental implants are screws that are attached to the jawbone and form the posts on which your replacement teeth are fixed to. These screws are firmly and securely fitted, because the body’s tissues fuse around them so that they won’t move, regardless of what you eat or how much you chat about things like the latest shenanigans in Love Island ( and there’s always plenty to say about that!) Your replacement teeth can be crowns, bridges or dentures. They will be made to complement your remaining teeth, and they will also complement each other, resulting in a natural-looking smile that nobody else will realise isn’t actually consisting of totally original teeth.
The benefits of dental implants
Aside from getting an aesthetically pleasing smile thanks to dental implants, there are other benefits that our dentist in Willaston will tell you about. By replacing your missing teeth, you are protecting your remaining natural teeth (if you have any) as well as the gums from being over-exposed to bacteria that could cause more dental issues if left untreated. Moreover, you won’t need to worry about taking care of your dental implants. All you need to do to maintain your implants is brush your teeth and floss regularly - just as you would with your natural teeth. If you also ensure that you keep up with your routine check-ups, then you could even have your dental implants for a lifetime!
By replacing missing teeth, you could also look younger with dental implants. We know this might sound a little extreme, but by restoring lost teeth, you are actually giving the face the structure it needs for the skin to be smooth and youthful looking. Sometimes, when you have missing teeth, the skin can become drawn and lined. It’s definitely a great bonus if you decide on dental implants!
With dental implants, you also won’t need to worry about avoiding hard or chewy foods. You can continue to eat and drink as normal. You also won’t need to worry about them becoming loose at dinner with friends when you’re eating and chatting, so you should feel more confident about your smile again.
Get your initial consultation booked in!
If you are ready to find out how you can have a wonderful smile, why not book in with our dentist in Willaston here at the practice and let us help you to have a great smile again? What have you got to lose?