When you lose a tooth, you begin to finally recognise the importance of having a complete and fully functional smile. It is not something that can be explained to you. You unfortunately need to experience this for yourself, as it is with life.
We do believe that those who have yet to lose a tooth do understand it is something to avoid, but oral health is something that is difficult to regain once lost and even though advances in our treatments are continual, your original teeth are nothing to be compared to.
Dental implants in Essex is perhaps the closest we can get to replacing your existing teeth after they have been lost and this is why they are highly sought after and recommended. Our dentists will explain to you whether you are viable for this treatment and discuss with you the advantages and any potential risks that are associated with this treatment for your personal situation, in relation to other options available.
What are some of the other options?
The only other choices that you have in regards to replacing any missing teeth, whether it is a single tooth or a full arch is dentures or bridges. Both of these options sit on the gums and this can lead to a host of complications later in life.
Because your jaw bone is constantly shedding cells, just like the rest of your body is, it needs to be stimulated correctly so that it knows to replace the cells that have been lost. Dentures and bridges are unable to stimulate your jaw bone as they should and as a result, you will slowly find that the bone in your jaw begins to resorb.
Over time, you will find that the stability of other, surrounding teeth is not as strong and your face may appear more sunken and aging prematurely.
Dental implants in Essex uses a titanium rod that is placed directly into the jaw bone that addresses this concern. The bone not only responds to the implant and continues to be stimulated, it also bonds to the material creating a strong and durable hold.
This is why dental implants in Essex can be guaranteed for several decades, especially when cared for correctly. For many of our patients, this equates to a lifetime of enjoyment, a positive investment if you consider the accumulation of costs for continual maintenance and even replacements of other false teeth.
As with any surgical procedure, there are risks involved and we will go through these with you in great detail to alleviate any fears and concerns. Because this treatment boasts a 98% success rate, you can be assured that if you are viable for this treatment, there is a very high chance that you will enjoy positive results with limited consequences.
If you have issues with your bones, such as osteoarthritis, are undergoing radiation or chemotherapy or have any underlying health conditions such as gum disease or diabetes, you may find that this treatment is currently not suitable for you. We can work through ways in which you can control these conditions before choosing this option, or speak with you about other choices that may be a better fit.