Dental implants are a truly wonderful invention. They enable a dentist to permanently replace your missing teeth, and at Sutton Implant Clinic, Sutton Coldfield, we believe that an investment in implants could be the best decision you’ll ever make.
Any reputable dentist will always tell you that missing teeth should be replaced, to prevent other healthy teeth becoming crooked or tilted as they move into any gaps, thus more difficult to clean. There is, of course, the obvious social stigma associated with having a gap-toothed smile, and most patients with missing teeth don’t feel too confident smiling or laughing in public.
Depending on the number of teeth missing, and their location, you may also find you struggle to eat or speak.
Dental implants help to eliminate all of these problems, and at our Sutton Coldfield clinic we can use implants to replace one, some, or even all of your natural teeth. Whilst it is best to replace teeth soon after they are lost, we are also able to treat complex implant cases where teeth have been missing for some time, leading to bone loss.
Bone resorbtion is common in patients with multiple or all missing teeth, including those who have worn traditional dentures for years. With no tooth roots in place, the jaw bone starts to shrink back. Dental implants are artificial tooth roots, and they help to stop this from happening.
If you have already experienced bone loss, don’t panic; at our Sutton Coldfielddentalpractice we can use an additional bone grafting procedure in order to rebuild your bone density to adequate levels for dental implants to succeed.
So long as you look after them, your implants and the new teeth attached to them could last you a lifetime. We think you’ll agree that’s an investment worth making.