Dental implants are becoming more and more popular amongst adults who have lost a missing tooth. There can be differing reasons why this happens, yet the consequence is the same. The tooth needs replacing! For some who thought there were no options, perhaps you have just put up with the pain of having the gap, thinking this was all you could do. Now, with modern advances in dentistry, there are more options for people with missing teeth.
Dental implants are something which is offered at Norton Dental Implant Centre in Oxfordshire. The practice, as the name suggests, offers a solution to replacing missing teeth with dental implants. The implant is screwed into the bone, then usually left for months, so that the bone can fuse together with the implant making it secure! Then the crown (the fake tooth) is added to the screw completing the dental implant. The dentist will send you away with instruction on how to look after your new dental implants.
The benefits of having dental implants are:
- Retaining the bone density of the jaw, as without a tooth, the bone starts to reduce and loss of bone leads to premature ageing.
- The patient can continue to eat the full range of foods as they did before, thereby still enjoying the fullness of life.
- Aesthetically, the mouth and smile look as good just as before.
- It is made to last! So, if looked after properly it will last as long as a real tooth!
You may ask, what are the drawbacks to getting a dental implant? The cost of the dental implant could be what stops some people from investigating this avenue of treatment. Most dental practice’s will not offer it for less than £2,000 and that is only for one. On the plus side, most dental practices do offer either a dental membership plan or 0% finance. The benefit of the former, is that for an affordable monthly payment a person can ensure that many things are covered, including a discount on major treatments. The benefit of the latter, is that a person can get the work done they need now and pay in affordable, monthly instalments.