Don’t overlook dental implants because you think they’re too expensive or painful. Implants are actually the best way to replace missing teeth. Here are the ins and outs of implants:
Implants vs bridges vs dentures
The feedback we get from our patients is that although bridges and dentures work they don’t feel natural.
Nothing can replace or replicate a natural tooth. While bridges or dentures are an option, improvements in dental technology are making dental implants a fantastic choice for replacing missing teeth. Common issues with dentures are:
- Bone loss, receding gums and face-shape alteration
- Slipping and sliding
- Minimal chewing support, which makes eating painful
Dental bridges are a common solution for a row of missing teeth. In many cases however, it leaves the underlying gum to eventually deteriorate. Plaque can easily form in between your gums and dental bridge, creating a risk for periodontal disease, additional tooth loss among other oral health issues.
Dental implants are a replacement for a tooth, or even full set of teeth. Your National Dental Care specialist will place a metal post (the implant) into the jawbone as a base to attach your replacement tooth. Because the implant is fused to the jawbone, dental implants imitate the function of tooth roots and provide a stable and effective support for artificial teeth.
However, as with natural teeth, a commitment to regular dental hygiene visits is mandatory for long-term success.
View a quick animation of how implant surgery works here.
At National Dental Care, your comfort is our priority. Implant procedures are usually carried out using local anaesthetic. However, we also offer the option of sedation which is administered by a specialist anaesthetist for those who are anxious.
If you’re contemplating implants, having trouble with your dentures, or having anxiety visiting the dentist, we understand. We invite you to talk to one of our friendly teams today.
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