Does smiling for the camera fill you with dread? Are you the type of person who avoids talking too much in public in case people realise you have missing teeth? Or maybe you just don’t go out anymore as you’re too embarrassed to be seen with gaps in your smile? Having missing teeth can seriously affect people’s self-esteem and the reality is that people lose their teeth for multitudinous reasons. Medications, accidents, diabetes and hypertension are just some of the causes of missing teeth, alongside the better known issue of poor oral hygiene. Whatever the reason, anybody with missing teeth should be seeking to rectify the issue to protect any remaining natural teeth that they have, and the gums. If you are one such person, have you heard about dental implants in Harley Street?
What are dental implants?
Harley Street dental implants consist of metal screws that are fixed onto the bone of the jaw where there are missing teeth. The titanium fuses well with tissue and makes it perfect to act as roots for your new replacement teeth. These teeth can then be attached to these posts using an abutment and the result is that you should have teeth that are firmly fixed in place, just like having your natural teeth. The replacement teeth normally used for a single tooth could be a crown; for multiple it may be recommended you have a bridge and, for a whole set, dentures. The beauty of this is that unlike normal dentures which can loosen when worn, being attached to the titanium screws means that they are firmly fixed in place and won’t let you down no matter how much you talk!
Are there many benefits of implants?
The beauty of implants is that other people will not know that you don’t have a full set of natural teeth. The replacement teeth that are attached to the screws will be made to look like any remaining natural teeth that you may have in terms of size, shape and shade. If you have experienced a shrunken face due to having missing teeth, you may also find that you regain structure in your appearance, which can make you look more youthful and is definitely a huge plus point!
Another advantage of choosing dental implants is that they are extremely easy to take care of. Once fitted, all you need to do is brush and floss regularly as you would do with your natural teeth; the beauty of replacement teeth is that they also can’t get cavities! So, when you next chomp on an apple or tuck in to a steak well done, you can be reassured that the clean up won’t be an ordeal and your teeth won’t have loosened as they could have done with ordinary dentures too!
If you are interested in finding out about dental implants, contact a dentist who offers dental implants to book in for an initial consultation. They will be able to examine your mouth and check that this is the best treatment for your specific needs. They may take x-rays to determine this. You will also be able to ask as many questions as you need to in order to make an informed decision about your treatment plan, without any compulsory commitment!
So, don’t stay home. Check out dental implants and get a smile on your face that you can be proud of.