There’s more to dental implants than just an aesthetically-pleasing smile. At PS Dental Care in Soho we can replace one, some, or all of your natural teeth with implants, which give you back the full functionality of a healthy jaw, and alleviate many of the common woes reported by denture-wearers.
How dental implants work
Standard dentures and bridges only replace the crowns of missing teeth. With dental implants, your dentist has a way to replace the tooth roots. Replacing the roots is important to help avoid bone loss, which is common in patients who have lost several teeth.
Bone loss, and shrinking gums, cause many common denture problems, as when the jaw bone shrinks the dentures that once fitted so well start to get loose, affecting your ability to eat solid foods, to speak clearly, causing denture sore mouth as your false teeth rub your gums, and having a negative impact on your confidence as you fear your dentures could fall out.
Because they are made from titanium, and because they are placed directly in your jaw bone, dental implants prevent these problems, holding your teeth firmly in place and helping to stop bone loss. This means that your denture or bridge will give you the full functionality of a second set of natural teeth, enabling you to eat, speak, and smile with confidence.
Placing dental implants requires minor oral surgery, which our modern Soho dental practice is fully equipped for. The majority of patients only need a local anaesthetic for implant placement.
Your dental implants will take a few months to fully heal and bond with your jaw bone. During that time your dentist may fit temporary teeth, so that you are not left with gaps in your mouth. Once healing is complete, you will be called back to our Soho practice so that your dentist can fit your permanent new teeth – which may be crowns, a bridge, or dentures, depending on your clinical need.
We believe everyone deserves a healthy smile, which is why we offer a number of finance options at our Soho practice, to help make implants accessible to all.