Restore your smile to its former glory!

With more time on our hands in the coming few weeks we will all be spending more time on the internet. Looking for information, watching videos, reading blogs. 

This is why we will continue to supply you with information for you to read and digest in the coming few months. 

In this month’s blog we provide you with information regarding dental implants one of our most popular treatment to replace missing teeth. 

Dental implants are currently the closest possible restoration to having your natural teeth back. They are durable, long lasting, they should last for at least 10 years and will blend seamlessly with your remaining teeth. 

A dental implant consists of two parts, the ‘screw or post’ acting as the root of the tooth. The implant ‘post’ is made of titanium and over time the jawbone will grow round this securing it in place. The screw or post is topped with a crown, denture or bridge, depending on the number of teeth to be replaced.

If you’re thinking about dental implants to replace a missing tooth or teeth, the chances are that you may have some questions. Are they the best option for you? Are dental implants expensive? Are you a suitable candidate? Will your dental implants look natural?

To help answer these questions and give you more information, we’ve put together a list of what we think are the top benefits of dental implants:

1. Dental implants look natural

Dental implants will blend with your existing teeth ensuring that no one will be able to spot which are your real teeth and which are dental implants

2. Dental implants function like natural teeth

The dental implant is self-supporting and is independent of your existing teeth, providing strength and function that is unrivalled by any other restoration. 

3. Dental implants prevent bone loss

By placing a dental implant in your jaw bone, it stimulates new bone growth through a process called osseointegration. This can help to prevent future bone loss.

4. Dental implants are long lasting

Dental implants can last for at least 10 years provided they are properly cared for. 

5. Dental implants won’t limit what you can eat

Dental implants ensure that no foods are off limit. 

6. Dental implants are easy to care for

Dental implants require the same care as your natural teeth. You will need to brush twice a day using a fluoride toothpaste and use interdental cleaning aids daily. It is also important that you attend for regular hygienist appointments. 

7. Dental implants have a high success rate

Overall, dental implants have a success rate of approximately 98%, meaning that they give predictable outcomes and are suitable for the vast majority of people.

Want to discuss restoring your smile with dental implants? With the surgery now closed to all but emergency treatment please feel free to email us on info@benfleetdentalcentre.com with any questions or queries you may have.