Ace Dental

12 August 2016

A guide to dental implants – the only permanent solution to tooth loss

Dental implants provide an effective, permanent solution to missing teeth. At Ace Dental in Kentish Townwe can use implants, in combination with either crowns, a bridge, or dentures, to replace anything from one to all of your natural teeth. The results will be highly realistic in terms of both function and appearance.

Why you should replace missing teeth

At our Kentish Town dental practice we are keen to stress the importance of replacing missing teeth. Even one missing tooth will cause problems, putting more strain on those teeth that remain. Your other teeth are likely to move into any gaps, too, often becoming crooked or twisted in the process, thus more difficult to keep clean.

When one missing tooth becomes several missing teeth, your ability to eat solid foods can be impacted, as can your speech. Losing all of your natural teeth causes both aesthetic and health concerns.

Dental implants don’t just hold replacement teeth in place, they also help to prevent the jaw bone shrinking, which is a common complaint in patients who wear standard dentures. Shrinkage of the jaw bone makes dentures lose their comfortable fit, again affecting speech and diet, and having a devastating impact on your body image and self-confidence if your dentures start to slip or fall out unexpectedly.

Kentish Town dental implants

Most patients at Ace Dental in Kentish Town only need local anaesthetic for the placement of dental implants. However, if you are anxious about dental treatment, or have a strong gag reflex, we can also provide implant surgery under conscious sedation.

Dental implants are placed directly in your jaw bone, where they instantly start to integrate with the bone, forming a strong base on to which your replacement teeth will be attached after healing. For patients who have already experienced bone loss, we offer bone grafting and sinus lift procedures at our Kentish Town dental practice.

Once healing is complete, your new teeth will be attached. An appointment with a dental hygienist is necessary to show you how to properly clean and care for your new teeth and dental implants.

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