Dental implants are a permanent solution to tooth loss and dentures. They are essentially an artificial tooth root onto which an artificial tooth is placed. The end result looks, feels and behaves like a natural tooth. Implants also provide a great alternative to dentures and can be used to replace one or more teeth, where needed.
If you have suffered from tooth loss or damage, it is highly likely that you could be benefitted from dental implants. Unlike other conventional treatments (i.e. dentures, bridges and crowns etc.), dental implants are more successful and last much longer. If you are denture wearers you probably understand the problems with uncomfortable or loose dentures. Dental implants are the closest alternative to natural teeth. Having missing teeth not only affects the person’s self-confidence, they may make it difficult to chew many types of foods, resulting in lowering the quality of life.
Losing one or more of your teeth can lead to a chain of events that could have physical and cosmetic consequences. The most obvious result is a gap in your smile. Less obvious is the loss of chewing function and the potential inability to eat a complete diet that can result from tooth loss. While these are certainly serious issues, a potentially serious problem lies hidden beneath the surface: bone loss.
Your jawbone needs the chewing action of the teeth to stimulate it and keep it strong. Otherwise it will begin to shrink (atrophy) in the same manner that the unused muscles beneath a cast supporting a broken bone get smaller. Without the support of your teeth and facial bones, your face will begin to look prematurely aged. The good news is that tooth replacement with dental implants offers a solution to help prevent bone loss
At Stephen House Dental Practice, we listen to your concerns carefully and then develop a personalised treatment plan at a realistic and affordable fee. Our treatments ensure that your new teeth are fully functional, comfortable and aesthetically pleasing. We only use modern, high-grade dental implant materials and our staff are fully trained and competent in carrying out clinical procedures.