When you look in the mirror, you would most likely want to smile at the sight of your smile, right? If you don’t feel this way, then there’s no need to call on an 80s classic team of ghost-busting excellence (there’s no such thing as ghosts, is there?!).
Having missing teeth may make you feel alien, though. You may have lost teeth due to one of several reasons: poor dental hygiene, illness, medication or smoking, for example. Thankfully, however, there is an effective and reliable treatment that can make you feel more human again.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants Clapham (also known as oral implants) are used to firmly secure replacement teeth into your mouth. Replacement teeth may be in the form of crowns, bridges or dentures depending on whether you need to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth or a whole set. They are fitted securely by being attached to titanium screws using an abutment. The titanium screws are fitted into the jawbone and the bone tissue fuses with them, so they are firmly fixed in place like artificial roots for your teeth. It’s clever stuff and very effective too!
Why should I choose oral implants
If you are considering oral implants, then you will certainly be interested to know what the benefits are. Aside from the replacement teeth not loosening up when you talk or eat, you will also have the aesthetically pleasing results of no gaps in your teeth.
Replacement teeth can be made to match each other and any remaining natural teeth that you may have. This means that other people wouldn’t know you have prosthetic teeth, and your teeth won’t let you down when you’re socialising either.
Another benefit of implants is that they are easy to maintain. All you need to do is brush and floss regularly as you normally would with your natural teeth. If you look after them properly, your implants could even last you a lifetime. A further plus point is that oral implants can also add structure back to your face if you have suffered from your face shrinking due to missing teeth. With added structure, your face can gain a more youthful and fresh appearance, which is definitely worth a few trips to the dentist!
And if looking fresh-faced wasn’t enough, you can also dine out as much as you like as you won’t need a restricted diet with implants. You can go for the steak well done, chomp on apples after sports or chew on a toffee or two (but remember to brush afterwards!). Implants can give you the freedom to enjoy your food and your smile.
Anything else I need to know about implants?
To find out whether this is the right treatment for you, you will need to see a dentist who offers oral implants. During your initial consultation, the dentist will examine your mouth thoroughly and advise you about the treatment plan. You can also ask as many questions as you need.
So, if you’re feeling weird about missing teeth, you know who you’re gonna call, a dentist who offers oral implants!