If you’ve ever watched an extreme makeover programme that aims to take years off someone, there is almost always a feature on replacing teeth. Missing teeth, unhealthy teeth, or receding gums will age a person significantly. At the Priory Dental Practice in Aldridge, and Monkmoor Dental, Shrewsbury, we have helped desperate patients who are unhappy with their appearance to smile again.
Traditional removeable dentures are a suitable replacement for teeth and work very well for lots of people. Dentists are still often asked for a longer-lasting solution, something that looks, feels, and works exactly like a person’s own teeth.
A dental implant replaces the root of a tooth, it’s a small titanium post fitted directly into the jawbone onto which the dental prosthesis is secured. A dental implant (either a single implant or multiple implants) will firmly hold in place a crown, a dental bridge, or full dentures. How many implants you will need depends on how many teeth you need to replace,
A missing tooth causes far more trouble than you imagine. Without the tooth providing nutrients, the bone around the vacant area gradually shrinks in size and becomes weaker. This is what creates the ‘sunken in’ in look that will age someone considerably. Left unattended, continued bone loss will affect the ability to chew and speak properly, all of which will dramatically impact your day-to-day life.
Dental implants can help return your appearance to its former glory by helping to prevent additional bone loss and shrinking gums. As bone mass rejuvenates and strengthens, your face’s natural shape and characteristics are restored resulting in a symmetrical and youthful appearance. In fact, replacing a missing tooth with an implant is the treatment option most dentists themselves would have if they were in that situation.
Dental implant patients have said just how much this treatment has changed the way they feel about eating, talking, and smiling. In extreme circumstances people with missing teeth find it difficult to socialise or even leave their homes, their confidence has been affected that badly.
“Thanks to dental implants I can now eat and smile with confidence. I never thought that replacing my missing teeth with implants would improve my day-to-day life so much”
Once a dental implant has been inserted it will take some time for the area to heal before the final crown, bridge or denture can be fitted. Your new teeth will match the colour, size, and shape of your own teeth, they will look completely natural. No one will know that you have had a dental implant fitted, unless you want to tell them! Having a dental implant fitted will also help preserve your remaining teeth by reducing their workload.
“My new teeth look natural and blend in with my own teeth, no one would ever know – I really can’t stop smiling!”
Having dental implants fitted is a significant treatment but a worthwhile investment when you consider how much it can improve your wellbeing and confidence. If cared for as recommended we would expect dental implants to last for a very long time, possibly even a lifetime.
We believe that dental treatment should be an option for everyone, and we are committed to keeping our treatments affordable. Dental implant costs vary depending on how many implants you need, and whether you need any treatment prior to placement (such as a bone graft). To help you spread the cost of your new smile, we offer a range of deposit options and interest free (0% APR) finance repayment options. We can typically complete your finance application within just a few minutes.
At the Priory Dental Practice in Aldridge, and Monkmoor Dental Practice in Shrewsbury, we are changing lives by replacing teeth using dental implants. Our experienced team provide the highest quality dental care and an outstanding patient experience. If you are considering dental implants to help replace teeth and improve your smile and your confidence, then contact us today.