If you have lost a tooth either because of dental health complications or because you have been in an accident and suffered an injury, then you need to speak to your dentist and find out about replacing your missing teeth. Tooth loss can be very embarrassing. It can affect your self-confidence and it can affect the way you feel around other people. Although some people may find it endearing, most people are not attracted to missing teeth. Therefore, it is important that you address your missing teeth sooner rather than later, especially if you are affected by tooth loss early on in life.
Why choose oral implants?
Implants Sheffield are one of the most popular methods of replacing missing teeth. Dental implants have replaced crowns, bridges and dentures to become the gold standard in tooth replacement. Oral implants are the ideal choice for replacing missing teeth because they are permanent. They are fitted into your jaw and become a permanent fixture in your mouth. It is true that dental implants are more expensive than other tooth replacement options and it is also true that it takes several months for the implant to become fixed into place. However, despite the cost and the timing, once dental implants are in place they can last for the rest of your life. This has been proven many times over the last 60 to 70 years and even in the first human patient to have a dental implant, the implant lasted for the rest of their life. Although other tooth replacement options may be less expensive, if they have to be replaced every few years then you will find yourself having spent the same amount of money very soon. By speaking to your dentist about payment plans, dental implants can become more affordable for you.
How do dental implants work?
Dental implants take approximately 3 to 6 months to become secure, because it is a natural healing process which holds the implant in place. This is known as osseointegration. This means bone cells form around the implant so that it is fixed into your jaw permanently. Different patients have different healing abilities and some patients will find that their implant is ready within 3 months while others may take the full 6 months. Once the implant is ready it can be used to replace your missing tooth with a crown, a set of partial dentures if you have multiple missing teeth or a set of full dentures if you are replacing all of your teeth. With approximately 8 dental implants you can replace both arches of your teeth for a complete smile makeover. Speak to your dentist today and find out more about dental implants. Your dentist will put together an individually tailored treatment plan for you. With dental implants, you can transform the appearance of your smile as well as the function of your mouth. The more you delay visiting the dentist the more complications you will face, so book an appointment sooner rather than later and you can smile happily and confidently very soon.