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16 September 2016

How dental implants can solve common problems associated with tooth loss

Dental implants trump traditional dentures and bridges when it comes to replacing missing teeth. Ace Dental in Kentish Town has a skilled implantology team who have carried out many successful implant restorations, giving back all the function and appearance of natural teeth. Read on to discover how you, too, could benefit. . .

Dental implants: a permanent solution

Whilst dental implants may initially seem like a more expensive tooth replacement option than traditional dentures or dental bridgework, at Ace Dental in Kentish Town we urge you to see them as an investment in your future health and wellbeing.

Most people who wear traditional dentures will experience problems with their fit, which is caused by the jaw bone shrinking when the roots of the teeth aren’t replaced. Meanwhile, a standard dental bridge relies on adjacent teeth for support, meaning that those teeth need to be healthy and strong, and free from large fillings, whilst paradoxically often requiring the destruction of healthy tooth structure so that your dentist can place crowns to support the false tooth/teeth in between.

Dental implants address both of these problems. A crown, bridge, or denture attached to an implant does not need support from anywhere other than that implant. Furthermore, because they are placed in direct contact with the jaw bone to replace missing tooth roots, dental implants stop the jaw bone shrinking and thus prevent your new teeth from becoming loose.

Kentish Town dental implants

When you come into our Kentish Town dental practice for an implant consultation, an experienced implant dentist will use CT scans to assess the current density of your jaw bone. There is no need to panic if you have already lost some bone; Ace Dental in Kentish Town offers bone grafts and sinus lifts designed to rebuild your jaw bone prior to implant placement.

Most people at our Kentish Town clinic only require local anaesthetic for the placement of dental implants, which will be left alone to integrate with your jaw bone for a few months after surgery. After integration is complete, your dentist will attach permanent new teeth.

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