Dental implants are now a very popular option for replacing teeth and are now synonymous with teeth replacement. But what exactly is a dental implant?
Our dental implant dentist in Birmingham offers this description of the dental implant procedure.
‘A dental implant is a small, very strong and durable metal post that is surgically drilled into the gap left by a missing tooth, in your jaw. It will connect with your jawbone and the surrounding tissues to work as a root for the missing tooth. An artificial crown is placed on the post. Unlike other treatment alternatives for missing teeth, it offers both aesthetic and functional results that will be most like your own teeth.’
Usually the supporting post is made from biocompatible metals like titanium. The implant will fuse with the jawbone and its supporting tissues, providing a long-term solution to the problem of lost teeth. In addition to replacing missing teeth, implants can also be used to support removable dentures.
Combatting the low self-esteem that tooth loss can bring
Dental implants will reduce anxiety. Even a single missing tooth can create emotional stress and can lead to low self-esteem. People avoid being in photos and can feel very self-conscious. These factors can affect their personal, professional and social lives. Implant treatment can help people regain their self-confidence.
Caring for your dental health
When you lose a tooth, your entire dental structure will be affected. The remaining teeth in the mouth, especially those nearest the empty socket, compete with each other to fill the gap and this will take its toll on your chewing ability. Loss of jawbone mass is another serious consequence for people with a missing tooth. As a result of this, your facial structure can be badly affected and you can look much older than you are.
The cost of dental implants is a factor that deters many. To overcome this reliable practices like Acorn Dental provide top-class treatment at an affordable price.
Implants offer the highest level of comfort compared to the other treatment alternatives such as dentures or bridges. Implants allow you to eat an unrestricted diet and will not affect your speech. If you are missing a tooth or teeth, speak to us about implant treatment.