If you have missing teeth, it creates problems with biting and chewing, even speaking, and if it's near the front, you're likely to be self-conscious as well.
There are hidden problems too. When you lose a tooth, your jawbone and surrounding tissues start to "resorb" or shrink. This is why the faces of edentulous people – that's people with missing teeth, including those with full dentures – often have that sunken look.
Thanks to modern dental technology and expert skills, we at Ace Dental in Kentish Town can solve these problems with dental implants, which are metal screws placed permanently in the jaw, on top of which we attach a false tooth.
If you need to replace all of the teeth in your upper or lower jaw, a procedure known as full-arch rehabilitation, Ace Dental is proud to offer the All on 4 implant technique. This involves using just four implants to support a prosthetic containing every tooth in the arch. All on 4 is much less invasive than other techniques, and in fact it makes a full-arch restoration possible where often it would be impossible because of the state of the jawbone. Post-operative hygiene and maintenance of the prosthetic is also much easier with All on 4.
Ill-fitting dentures can be a curse, making eating and even speaking difficult, and if you don't know when they are going to come loose, it can affect your confidence. Many people are now getting implants to stabilise their dentures, bringing back that confident smile.
Denture stabilisation is much like a normal dental implant process, beginning with the placement of implants in your jawbone and allowing time for the bone and the implants to integrate. Once that has happened, we use special fixtures to attach your denture to the implants.
Ace Dental is in Kentish Town, handy to Camden, Highgate and Hampstead, but wherever you are, we would be happy to see you and advise you if you are thinking about implants or denture stabilisation.
Contact us online, call us today on 020 7485 3711 or just pop in.