It’s nice to be able to bite into food and chew it without worrying whether the teeth will be able to do their jobs. When teeth are lost, the resulting gaps in the mouth feel funny, and removable replacements never quite recapture the stability and functionality of the natural teeth. Smiling for photos after you’ve lost a tooth can make you self-conscious. There aren’t many people who are proud to show off their gaps.
While removable dentures can restore the appearance of your smile, they don’t perform as effectively as the teeth you’ve lost. In Burnham, dental implants are a way of overcoming this functional deficiency, and they provide a host of other oral health benefits, too. At The Dental Surgery Burnham, we can replace a whole set of missing teeth, or a single lost tooth, by this integrated and durable method.
The day-to-day business of wearing removable dentures can involve using messy adhesives to keep them in place. Once you’ve had dental implants, your oral hygiene routine will be much more user-friendly. You look after the implanted teeth the same way you look after your natural ones. Plus, there’s no risk of them falling out of your mouth at the dinner table. The teeth are permanently attached to small metal posts, which are integrated with your jawbone to provide a properly stable base.
This procedure has further advantages. It will help to maintain the firmness of your facial appearance, because it engages with the underlying bone structure. This prevents deterioration and avoids the sunken look that can come to the long-term wearer of removable dentures.
Your implants will be custom-made for you after we take detailed images of your teeth during the consultation session. This ensures their effectiveness and helps them to look great and feel natural. It can even be easier to pronounce certain words and phrases than it would be when wearing temporary replacement teeth.
Dental implants will last for many decades, as long as they’re properly cared for. The range of oral health benefits they bring can add up to a significant improvement in your quality of life.