Tooth loss can be a painful experience but once the trauma has gone, it is important to deal with the long-term effects on your dental health as soon as possible. Dentures are no longer the only treatment option available. Modern dentistry has led to advances in dental techniques and materials, including dental implants.
This clinically proven solution to missing teeth is available at Enhancedental in Leeds, in the capable hands of their oral surgeon, who has the expertise to carefully fit dental implants for effective results.
What are Dental Implants?
These small titanium screws are artificial tooth roots. They are placed directly into the jawbone in a minor surgical procedure, carried out under local anaesthetic. Sedation is also an option for particularly nervous patients. Dental implants support the growth of new bone around them, resulting in a stable foundation to attach replacement teeth. This stability gives you the freedom to eat tough and chewy foods without worrying about your replacement teeth shifting. Dental implants also protect your future dental health by preventing the onset of bone degeneration and gum recession that frequently occur following tooth loss. These unsightly consequences can even occur with lifelong denture use, making dental implants a more comprehensive treatment.
A Versatile Solution
A dental implant can securely hold several replacement teeth. This means they can be used not only to treat the loss of a single tooth but also to reconstruct multiple teeth or even a complete mouthful of teeth. Dental implants additionally can be used to secure loose dentures in a treatment known as implant stabilisation.
Are You a Suitable Candidate for Dental Implants?
To ensure the success of your dental implant treatment, your teeth and gums should be in good health. This means treating underlying dental health issues, such as tooth decay or gum disease, prior to your implant procedure. You will also need to have enough bone to secure your implant. If you do not, then treatments such as bones grafts and sinus lifts, may be required to build your bone back up. Speaking to a dentist will help you find out whether dental implants are an appropriate treatment for you.