Replacing missing teeth with dental implants in Grantham
Missing teeth can make your life very difficult. To begin with, a missing tooth can change the appearance of your smile, which will result in your face gradually changing too. Missing teeth can affect your dental health, causing your remaining teeth to become crooked or even wobbly, and this means that missing teeth quickly result in more missing teeth. You can also suffer from bone decay and gum recession, resulting in a range of other issues. If you have missing teeth, speak to us at Dental Health Centre about replacing your missing teeth as soon as possible. If you have a tooth extraction planned, then again, you can speak to us at Dental Health Centre and find out more about replacing the tooth once it has been taken out.
The earlier you address the issue, the fewer complications you will face. At Dental Health Centre, we recommend dental implants in Grantham to replace your missing teeth. Dental implants in Grantham are small titanium screws that are biocompatible, which means they can be readily accepted by the human body and become a permanent fixture in your mouth. This means that they provide a lifelong solution for tooth loss.
If you want to replace your missing tooth with dental implants, you need to visit us for a thorough dental examination. Our dentist will make sure that your remaining teeth are free of cavities or tooth decay and that your gums are free of disease. They will assess your bone health to find out whether there has been any decay, and where necessary, you will be offered a bone graft.
Dental implant surgery
Once our dentist is certain that your mouth is healthy, clean and free of any signs of decay or disease, then you can be booked in for dental implant surgery. An x-ray of your mouth will show where the implant needs to be inserted and what size of implant you need. Dental implants are very strong, noncorrosive and non-allergenic and can replace the root of your missing tooth. Once in place, the implant takes approximately 4 to 6 months to integrate itself into the jaw, after which it can be fitted with a crown or a set of dentures, depending on the number of teeth you are missing. Although this may seem like a lengthy procedure, the results should last for the rest of your life.
Benefits of dental implants
Dental implants in Grantham are the gold standard in tooth replacement. Where you are suffering from multiple missing teeth, dental implants can restore the appearance of your mouth and face, and this can bring back your self-confidence and self-esteem, which may have been hugely affected by the missing teeth. Dental implants can help restore the function of your mouth, which means that you can speak and eat as you did before you lost your tooth or teeth. They can also help you to prevent more missing teeth in the future. Speak to us at Dental Health Centre today to find out more.