Here at Ollie & Darsh, we’ve witnessed first-hand how much missing teeth can affect a person’s life. We’ve also experienced how transformative dental implants can be in the lives of clients who have struggled with gaps in their teeth.
This week, we’d like to take a look at exactly how and why implants are the perfect solution for anyone looking to replace missing teeth and restore their smile.
What are dental implants?
Put simply, dental implants are titanium, replacement tooth roots. They are placed into your jaw bone during minor surgery, usually by a special implant surgeon. This procedure is done using local anaesthetic so the process is actually quite painless, with minimum discomfort.
We then give it some time for the titanium implants to naturally graft to the jaw bone – a process called biological integration. Once this bonding has taken place we are then able to restore the tooth with a replacement. When in place a replacement implant tooth will look and function like a natural tooth.
Why replace missing teeth?
Whether you’ve lost teeth through age, accident or decay, you’ll know that it can impact your confidence and self-esteem in any number of ways, from becoming self-conscious about your smile to even avoiding speaking in public.
What’s more, eating can become an issue, with biting and chewing on food likely to become affected, depending on where and how many teeth you are missing. Missing teeth can also have an impact on your overall dental hygiene, making your more susceptible to tooth decay and gum disease. All nasty stuff that leaves you open to an increased risk of tooth loss.
Traditional dentures have been linked with bone loss in the jaw but another added benefit of dental implants is that they actively encourage bone growth, meaning your implants remain secure and your jaw bone integrity isn’t harmed.
Transform your smile with Ollie & Darsh
If you want to invest in your smile and experience the life-changing effects of dental implant therapy then simply get in touch with the team at Ollie and Darsh to arrange your free consultation today. Our friendly and experienced team can explain your next steps and ensure that you’re in caring hands from beginning to end.