Dental implants are becoming increasingly popular; they are used to replace missing teeth and they are often considered by dentists as the best long-term treatment for lost teeth. Dental implants are particularly beneficial for young people who have lost teeth, as they last for many years and they have functional and aesthetic advantages over other tooth replacement methods.
It is impossible to predict when you might have an accident and even the most cautious people may find themselves in a situation which results in them losing their teeth. Teeth can be knocked out or severely damaged as a result of falling or tripping, playing sport, car accidents, fighting or even biting down on something hard; losing a tooth or a number of teeth can be very distressing, as well as affecting the function of your mouth, but dental implants are a very effective solution.
Dental implants are small titanium screws, which are fitted into sockets in the jaw bone to replace the root part of the missing tooth. The implants integrate into the jaw bone and once they have healed they can be attached to a dental crown, a dental bridge or a denture. Once the restoration has been fitted, the tooth will look exactly the same as a natural tooth and it will work in the same way, so there is no need to worry about the new tooth standing out or panic about losing the ability to eat or speak properly.
Dental implants last for many years, they reduce bone loss and they provide excellent aesthetics. Implants are versatile; they can be used to replace a single missing tooth or a number of teeth and they provide excellent anchorage for denture-wearers, meaning that they don’t need to worry about uncomfortable or poorly-fitting dentures.
Dental implants also have functional benefits as they enable you to eat normally and they don’t affect your speech. For more information on dental implants after injury, fall or a knock then contact the team at Sparkle Dental Boutique near Acton.
Sparkle Dental Boutique 311 Boston Road Hanwell, Ealing London, W7 2AT
Monday to Friday:
8.30am – 5.00pm
By appointment only.