Dental implants: a guide to treatment options

Dental implants offer a permanent solution to tooth loss. At Dental Care Partnership in Sutton Coldfield, we have a highly skilled implant team who can replace one, some, or even all of your natural teeth with the help of dental implants.

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Why to replace missing teeth

Having a gap-toothed smile may be socially embarrassing, causing you to hide away your smile, but there are many other reasons you should replace any missing teeth. A dentist will tell you that they should always be replaced, ideally as quickly as possible after tooth loss has occurred, to avoid a host of other health issues.

Even a single missing tooth can cause health problems. Remaining teeth are in greater danger of falling out too, and are likely to become crooked and twisted as they shift into any gaps. This can make them much more difficult to keep clean, increasing your chances of gum disease and tooth decay.

Depending on how many teeth are missing, you may have difficulties with eating solid foods, with speaking, and with your jaw bone starting to recede – one of the most common side-effects of tooth loss, and one which dental implants can help to prevent.

Dental implants: the advantages

At our Sutton Coldfield dental clinic, we think dental implants are often the best tooth replacement option. They are the only way a dentist can replace the roots of the teeth – important in preventing recession of your jaw bone, as well as in keeping your new teeth firmly in place. They are also the only permanent way to replace lost teeth.

We can place one or more dental implants under either local anaesthetic or conscious sedation at our Sutton Coldfield clinic. After a healing period, which is usually about three months, your dentist will attach your permanent new teeth to the abutments on top of your implants, restring not just a beautiful smile, but also the full functionality of having a jaw full of healthy teeth.

So long as you look after them, and attend regular follow-up appointments at our Sutton Coldfield practice, dental implants will last you many years.

This entry was posted in Dental Implants on 20th June, 2016 by dentalcarepartnership.