Losing a tooth can be a distressing experience for patients of all ages, not only changing the way they look in the mirror but impacting their ability to communicate, to eat and even to drink normally.
While some tooth loss is caused by gum disease and other oral health concerns, for many of the clients who visit us at Bluebell Dentistry & Aesthetics, the gap in their smile is caused by an accident or injury.
Whatever it is that causes the loss of a tooth, we’re here to help – with dental implants often recommended as the number one solution, equipping patients with a brand new tooth that both looks and acts in the same way as any other, natural tooth would.
Keep reading to find out how dental implants are fitted, what the benefits of this treatment are and whether it’s right for you.
A Guide to Dental Implants in Loughton
Dental implants are a form of false tooth, which can be fixed into the jaw bone as a long-lasting solution. Patients who have had dental implants fixed in the past can attest to the fact that these really can be a long-term solution to missing teeth, provided you care for them properly and take steps to avoid damaging the tooth or the implant.
The implant itself is not, as many believe, the false tooth that you will see when you smile, but rather the titanium screw which is fixed into the jawbone. This screw is what holds the false tooth in place and is one of the reasons why the process of having a dental implant fitted is so lengthy. First, the screw needs to be embedded and allowed to heal, then the tooth can be fixed in place – a process that can take upwards of six months.
The results, however, are worth the wait – with the following benefits shared by our existing clients across Loughton and wider Essex.
The Benefits of a Dental Implant Fitting
Dental implants are fixed in the jaw bone and so provide a stable and secure alternative to a natural tooth. Not only do they look exactly like the rest of your teeth once the process is complete, but they act and feel like a normal tooth – requiring the same brushing and flossing routine for ease and convenience.
What’s more, dental implants are tailor made with each client in mind – ensuring that the end result compliments the rest of your smile and delivers the most seamless and natural look possible.
So, are you a good candidate for dental implants?
Are you a Good Candidate for Dental Implants in Loughton?
If you have a gap in your smile as a result of a missing tooth, the chances are that dental implants could be the best solution for you.
Having said that there are a few conditions that your dental surgeon will need to go through with you prior to treatment, including access to sufficient jawbone to embed the screw in place, and a strong dental hygiene and cleanliness routine which will protect the implant site immediately after installation of the screw.
Discuss your own eligibility directly with one our Essex-based dental professionals today.
Book a dental treatment
Our team of dentists here at Bluebell Dentistry & Aesthetics will treat your teeth like their own, offering industry-leading advice to every new client and answering any questions you may have about the procedure and the aftercare process.
To book a dental treatment or initial consultation, get in touch with the team.