Ace Dental

2 September 2016

Your pocket guide to dental implants as replacements for natural teeth

Dental implants are an increasingly popular way of replacing missing teeth. Ace Dental in Kentish Town offers a number of implant-based treatment, which are designed to permanently restore both health and beauty to your smile.

Whilst standard dental bridgework and dentures provide adequate and realistic replacements for the crowns of lost teeth, when the roots are not replaced the jaw bone starts to shrink. This can both affect the fit of your dentures and change the appearance of your whole face.

By using dental implants, your Kentish Town dentist can help to avoid or eliminate common denture problems including:

  • Issues with eating anything but soft foods
  • Difficulty speaking clearly
  • Denture sore mouth caused by repeated rubbing of the gums
  • Dentures that fall out in public, seriously damaging your confidence and social life

How dental implants work

Made from titanium, which is both highly compatible with the human body and supportive of new bone growth, dental implants are placed in the jaw bone in a small surgical procedure, which is carried out by your implant dentist here at our Kentish Town clinic. The majority of people only need local anaesthetic for this procedure.

When your dental implants are in position, they will start to integrate with your jaw bone, and new bone material will grow up around the implant’s surface to create a bond similar to that of natural tooth roots.

Depending on how many teeth are being replaced, your Kentish Town dentist will then attach either a crown a bridge, or a denture to the abutments on top of your implants. This will restore all the function and appearance of natural teeth, meaning that you will be able to:

  • Eat anything you like
  • Speak clearly and confidently
  • Enjoy a life free of rubbing, painful, or loose-fitting dentures

If you have suffered the indignity and complications of tooth loss once, one thing is for sure: you won’t want to go through that again in a hurry. That means you will want to look after your dental implants and new teeth, and should follow your hygienist’s advice on how to clean them.

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