Dental implants: common questions about replacing missing teeth

By choosing dental implants to replace your missing teeth, you can restore more than just a beautiful smile. PS Dental Care in Soho offers implant solutions to patients who have lost one, some, or even all of their natural teeth, and welcome anyone who has experienced tooth loss for an implant consultation.

replace-missing-teethDental implants offer an unrivalled functionality, meaning your new teeth will act very much like their natural counterparts. They will hold a crown, denture, or implant-retained bridge securely in place, enabling you to eat whatever you wish, to speak clearly, and to forget any concerns about loose false teeth that could slip out in public, meaning you can relax and enjoy your life.

At PS Dental Care in Soho we like to think of dental implants are more than just a tooth replacement; they are an investment in both your smile and your future.

Of course, as with any investment we know that choosing dental implants is a big decision. We’ve gathered some common questions about implants, and are also happy to talk through your concerns and queries at our Soho practice.

How do dental implants work?

Placed directly in your jaw bone in a small operation, carried out here at our Soho dental practice, dental implants are titanium tooth roots. They mesh with you bone in a process called osseointegration, serving the dual purpose of holding your teeth in place whilst also preventing bone loss.

What are the requirements for receiving dental implants?

Implants require a good level of bone density, and also require your mouth to be healthy. We can treat any underlying issues such as gum disease at our Soho dental practice prior to placing your implants.

How many teeth can I have replaced?

As many as you need. Dental implants can support single crowns or multiple-tooth bridges or dentures. In most cases, one implant can support several teeth. Your dentist will discuss how many implants you need at your initial consultation.

How long will my implants last?

With regular visits to your dentist and hygienist, your implants and the teeth attached to them will last you many years.