Advantages of having dental implants fitted


When you are an adult who has missing teeth, chances are, you have been online looking for a way to resolve the issue.

And in the past, the only feasible option for many people was to have dentures fitted or to have a bridge attached to their nearby teeth.

All of this has changed, though, with oral implants. Oral implants are artificial tooth roots which act as a permanent base for fixed or removable prosthetic teeth, like bridges or dentures. They are typically made of titanium or a titanium alloy and are surgically placed into the jawbone. They then fuse over a period of 3 to 6 months.

So, if you want to have dental implants in Grantham fitted, come and see our team at the Dental Health Centre. We will be able to assess your suitability for them and discuss the most suitable type of oral implant with you.

You may be concerned that there are no real advantages to having dental implants in Grantham fitted. However, there certainly are, and our team discusses them here.

Improved oral health

First, let’s look at oral health. If you have gaps, plaque and bacteria can hide and form cavities and gum disease, meaning that having gaps in your teeth can be expensive in relation to maintenance!

Dental implants in Grantham don’t require reducing or cutting adjacent teeth as is necessary with a dental bridge, so they can actually improve oral health. They close a gap and keep the surrounding teeth intact, so they are a better option for many.

Durability and stability

As mentioned before, oral implants are made of titanium and other biocompatible materials that are designed to last for many years, providing a stable base for your replacement teeth. So, you won’t need to invest in dental glue or any other prosthetic-supporting add-ons.

Natural appearance

The false teeth that are attached to oral implants are designed to look and function like your natural teeth, so they will blend in seamlessly with the rest of your smile. Our team will ensure that they are shade, shape and size matched to your surrounding teeth, so no one will be able to spot them in your mouth. Of course, if you are having dentures fitted with implants, they can be as bright as you want them to be!

Better oral function

Oral implants allow you to speak and eat with confidence, restoring your ability to enjoy all of your favourite foods. Indeed, many people who have worn dentures or bridges may have experienced a decline in their bite strength, which can be restored with the fitting of implants. So, you will be able to tackle corn on the cob or steak with no issue!


Unlike removable dentures, implants are permanently anchored in place, so you don’t have to worry about slipping or shifting. This also means that they are easier to care for, as they are in the same place as any natural teeth that you have, and the maintenance is exactly the same! So, no overnight soaking or denture wash will be needed.