The difference with dental implants
Standard dentures and dental bridges replace only the crown parts of the teeth, but even though we can’t see them, the root parts are equally important both to providing a natural function and to keeping the jaw bone healthy and strong.
Because dental implants replace the roots of lost teeth, they will ensure that your jaw bone continues to be stimulated as well as keeping anything from a single replacement crown to a full-arch denture in your jaw.
This means that, unlike with traditional dentures, there is no danger of your new teeth become loose or unwieldy. Instead, they will serve you well for many years to come – as long as you practise good oral hygiene and attend regular follow-up appointments with your The Mall Stockport dentist.
Stockport dental implants
Whether you are currently struggling with a loose denture, have recently lost one or more teeth, have been told by your own dentist that your teeth are failing, or have suffered gaps in your mouth for a considerable period of time, you are welcome to join us at The Mall Stockport for a dental implants consultation.
During this consultation, your The Mall Stockport dentist will use x-rays and CT scans as necessary to ascertain your current level of bone density, as well as to aid with treatment planning. Many patients only require local anaesthesia for the placement of dental implants, but if you are anxious, nervous, or even phobic about visiting the dentist, our team at The Mall Stockport can still help to restore your smile by providing treatment under conscious sedation.
Sometimes it is possible to attach new teeth straight away after dental implants have been placed, while in other cases it is best to leave them alone to integrate with the bone for a few months before permanent new teeth are attached.
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