Dental implants: advantages of permanent tooth replacement

With dental implants, your dentist can permanently replace your natural teeth. Dove Dental Care in Derby offers implant treatment to replace anything from one to all of your natural teeth, giving you back both an aesthetically pleasing smile and a fully functional jaw.

dental-implants-derbyAt our Derby dental practice we are always keen to encourage patients to replace any teeth they have lost, one way or another. More often than not, we find dental implants to be the ideal long-term solution.

When one tooth is lost, remaining teeth may become crooked and more difficult to clean by drifting into the gap. Additional strain will also be put on your remaining teeth when you bite and chew food. When once missing tooth becomes several or all missing teeth, your diet will be severely limited, and your speech and confidence are likely to suffer.

Dental implants offer a permanent solution to tooth loss. Unlike traditional dental bridgework or dentures, these small titanium screws or posts replace the root portions of natural teeth. They will integrate with the jaw bone and help to stop the jaw bone shrinking, which is the common reason standard dentures become loose.

At our Derby clinic, your implant dentist can use dental implants to stabilise your loose dentures, or can replace them with a permanently-attached implant-retained bridge. Implants require a few months to heal and mesh with your jaw bone. Once this process is complete you will be called back to our Derby dental practice to have your permanent new teeth attached.

Dental implants and the new teeth attached to them are designed to last you for many years – perhaps even for life. Just like natural teeth, they do require prudent dental hygiene – you need to take good care of them to ensure they stay with you for many years.

You will need to attend regular follow-up appointments with both the dentist and hygienist at our Derby clinic, because implants can be affected by plaque and gum disease in the same way that natural teeth can. Taking care of them isn’t difficult, and your hygienist will provide you with customised advice for cleaning.