Dental Implants: The Advantages of Treatment

At The Mall Stockport, we have used dental implants to successfully restore the smiles of many patients. Implant treatment is about so much more than just aesthetics, however; implants have numerous health benefits, and are the only permanent way in which a dentist can replace missing teeth.

How dental implants work

Dental implants replace the root portion of one or more missing teeth. They are the only tooth replacement product that does this, and the only one that forms a direct contact with the jaw bone. The placement of implants requires a small operation, carried out under local anaesthetic or conscious sedation by an experienced and highly-skilled implant dentist here at The Mall Stockport practice.

Once in position, dental implants mesh with the bone. They are made from titanium, which is supportive of bone growth (osteoconductive) and over a period of months will form a very strong bond, creating an excellent anchor point onto which your new teeth can be attached.

At The Mall Stockport, your implant dentist can replace your missing teeth with dental implants combined with dentures, a bridge or crowns. Whichever is deemed to be the best option in your case, your new teeth will be permanently attached to abutments on top of your implants, meaning they will stay firmly in place, with no danger of them falling out the way that standard dentures are prone to do.

If you choose to have dentures attached to implants, you will still be able to remove them for cleaning – your dentist will show you how. However, because implants help to support bone growth and prevent bone loss, your dentures will not become loose and unwieldy, and you will be able to enjoy a healthy and balanced diet comprising all your favourite foods – even a chewy steak.

To book a dental implants consultation in Stockport, get in touch with The Mall Stockport team today on 0161 480 8040 or email reception@themalldental.co.uk.

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