If you’ve lost one or more teeth, dental implants may already be on your radar. At PS Dental Care in Soho we believe that, more often than not, they are the perfect solution to tooth loss. Read on to find out why. . .
Dental implants: the benefits
Dental implants have numerous advantages when compared to traditional dentures and bridges. For a start, implants are a long-term solution. They are designed to provide a permanent solution to tooth loss, and with proper care and regular follow-up appointments at our Soho dental practice, they could just last for the rest of your life.
The second key point about dental implants is that they are the only way to actively prevent bone loss, which is commonly seen in patients who wear traditional dentures or have several or all of their natural teeth missing. Implants are artificial tooth roots, made from titanium and placed in your jaw in a minor operation, carried out here at our modern Soho dental practice.
Because bone loss is the main reason that standard dentures become loose and unwieldy, choosing dental implants helps to prevent all of these common denture problems. You won’t have to struggle with loose false teeth that affect your speech, diet, and self-esteem. Instead, you can just get back to enjoying your life free from the fear of your teeth falling out.
At our Soho practice our implant dentist can attach crowns, a bridge, or a denture to your dental implants, giving you back all the appearance and functionality of natural teeth. In fact, many people may not even realise your teeth aren’t the real thing.
The majority of patients at PS Dental Care in Soho only require local anaesthetic for the placement of dental implants. Because the procedure is carefully planned beforehand, placement is actually fairly simple from a patient’s point of view. Any post-operative discomfort won’t last long, and can usually be managed with over-the-counter painkillers.
After a healing period, you will be called back to our Soho clinic so that your permanent new teeth can be attached.