If you’re missing one, several or all of your teeth, you will be living daily with the loss of something very important to your appearance and oral health. Our teeth are designed to work together and support each other to help us eat, talk and smile.
Missing one or more teeth can gradually lead to jaw deterioration, cause your mouth to shrink and your face to look older. Fortunately, missing teeth can be successfully replaced with dental implants.
Nowadays, there are more tooth replacement options available, and, of them, dental implants are the next best thing to healthy, natural teeth. Unlike, traditional tooth-supported bridges that only last five to seven years and compromise healthy tooth structure, dental implants can last a lifetime when properly placed and cared for over time.
At Sutton Dental & Implant Clinic in Sutton Coldfield, dental implants are the most natural replacement for missing teeth. They do not require alterations in your healthy teeth and your jawbone will be stimulated in the same way as your natural teeth. Your new teeth will look, feel and function just like your natural teeth.
What are dental implants and how can they help me?
Just like tooth roots, dental implants are titanium posts, which are surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath the gum line, allowing your Sutton Coldfield dentist to mount replacement teeth, bridges or dentures into that area.
They are made of titanium, a strong, lightweight material that is very compatible with the human body, so they fuse with your jawbone and become permanent.
Dental implants can replace one or more teeth, provided there is sufficient bone to support them. However, patients who have lost a significant amount of their jawbone can still take advantage of dental implants through bone grafting – a procedure which restores the bone to its previous state following tooth loss, gum disease or trauma.
Am I a candidate for dental implants?
Treatment with dental implants in Sutton Coldfield begins with an individual evaluation to determine whether you are a good candidate for this procedure. Generally, adults with healthy teeth and gums can have dental implants as long as they are healthy enough to undergo oral surgery. If you are interested in dental implants, contact us and book your appointment today.