Why Choose Dental Implants?

With 71% of British adults saying they don’t feel confident showing their teeth in photos and 31% admitting that TV and social media causes them to feel anxious about their smile, it’s no wonder cosmetic dentistry is on the rise.

While veneers which are placed on natural teeth are often the go-to option for those looking for that perfect Hollywood smile, what about situations where the natural teeth are missing? Dental implant treatment is a fantastic treatment option where not only the functional capacity of the mouth is enhanced by replacing the missing teeth but also the aesthetics if they are placed in the front region of the mouth. Below we cover some of the benefits of dental implants.

Natural look and feel

 We work closely with our patients to design implant crowns which fit perfectly and match the colour of their surrounding teeth. Dental implants are designed to mimic your natural teeth – it would be difficult to tell which teeth are implants and which are your own.

Made of titanium, implants fuse naturally with your jawbone, providing a long-term result that looks and functions just like your own natural teeth. Crucially, they feel comfortable, secure and help you to maintain your facial structures and bone tissue.

They help to prevent bone loss and other dental problems

Having gaps between our teeth can cause us to lose bone mass in the jaw because the jaw needs stimulation from the teeth. Dental implants replace this stimulation, helping to prevent bone loss.

Missing teeth can also cause the teeth on either side of the gap to move, leading to misalignment. Dental implants fill this gap, enabling you to maintain a straight, even smile.

They can help prevent the signs of ageing

Another issue with missing teeth is that they can cause changes in the structure of the jaw and the associated muscles. If left for a long period of time, this can start to change the shape of the face and significantly contribute to the signs of ageing.

Improved quality of life

Being unhappy with our teeth can have a big impact on the quality of life. Many patients come to us because they’re too afraid to smile in photos and social situations, which can have a big impact on confidence and well-being.

Missing teeth can also cause problems with eating because it may be difficult or uncomfortable to eat certain foods. This can become quite serious because it can impact your diet, which can then affect your long-term health.

Another benefits of implants over an option like dentures, is that they don’t limit what you can eat. Because they’re anchored firmly into your jawbone, you don’t have to worry about them falling out of place when you’re eating or talking.

They’re easy to maintain

Dental implants are cared for the same way your natural teeth are. While they’re easy to maintain, please remember that they can still suffer from plaque, tartar and gum disease, just like your natural teeth.

With good oral hygiene, they will last a lifetime so it’s important to brush and floss twice a day especially around the implant crowns, have regular dental check-ups and routine appointments with the hygienist.

Head to our dental implants page to discover more or get in touch with our friendly team and we’d be delighted to help.