If you have lost one more of your teeth and are considering dental implants in Soho, you probably have many questions. At PS Dental Care, we are here to answer your queries and help you make an informed decision.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are small titanium posts that are surgically fixed to the jawbone to secure a bridge, a crown or a denture. They replace your missing tooth roots to provide you with the look and functionality of natural teeth. Once they are placed, tooth implants fuse with the jawbone and encourage further bone growth.
Who is eligible for dental implants?
Generally, anyone missing a single tooth or all of their teeth can get implants. However, it is important to be in good health since some medical conditions can determine whether dental implants are right for you or not. For instance, smoking, excessive drinking and significant bone loss may hinder the success of your dental implants in Soho. At PS Dental Care, our dentists will examine your teeth and gums and determine if you are suitable to get implants. If you suffer from moderate or advanced bone loss, we may suggest bone grafting to stimulate new bone growth.
How long can I expect dental implants to last?
With proper care, dental implants can last for many years – even for a lifetime. This is because they are not susceptible to tooth decay. However, for your dental implants to stay strong and healthy, you should brush and floss them properly along with the rest of your teeth and have regular check-ups at our Soho practice.
Can I have dental implants if I already have full or partial dentures or bridges?
Dental implants are frequently used to support and stabilise both full and partial dentures and bridges. For dentures, they can be used whether the denture is removable or fixed. Implant-supported bridges also reduce the pressure of individual implants in the jawbone and spread it across the entire bridge.
What is the success rate of tooth implants?
Dental implants have a 95% success rate in healthy patients with good oral hygiene habits.
To learn more about dental implants in Soho, call PS Dental Care today to schedule an appointment.