17th January 2020
Which Dental Implants Are Best For You?
Here at Lion Dental practice in Stourbridge, we’re experts in all things dental. From taking care of the health and hygiene of your mouth, teeth and gums to restorative treatments like our dental implants, there are so many ways we can help improve your teeth and smile.
When it comes to dental implants themselves, there are options – and the one that’s best for you depends on how many teeth you’re missing and where. In this post, we’ll talk through our recommendations – though we do stress that a pre-treatment consultation is needed for our implants, so we can ensure you get the right treatment for you.
Single-tooth dental implants
These are best to replace individual missing teeth. Losing a single tooth can affect the surrounding teeth, as they move to fill the gap it’s left behind. So, single dental implants can be a good solution in this situation.
This type of treatment is ideal for when several teeth are missing in a row. Tooth implants are made up of a metal rod part, which is screwed into the jaw, and a crown top part, which fits on top of the rod. For an implant-retained bridge, you’ll have several dental implants joined together, with a metal rod in both of the end teeth.
For a denture that’s fixed yet removable, this option is ideal. You can still remove the implant-retained denture for cleaning and sleeping, but won’t need to use a dental fixative, and your denture won’t slip while eating or speaking. Usually, 4-8 tooth implants are needed for these dentures.
Why have dental implants?
There are so many positives to dental implants. Here are just a few.
- You’ll help prevent bone loss caused by missing teeth – tooth implants help maintain the bone structure of the jaw and can stimulate bone renewal.
- You can improve tooth, bite and jaw alignment – by replacing missing teeth, the remaining teeth won’t drift into the gaps left behind. In cases where this happens, everything from your bite to your speech can be affected.
- Dental implants look and behave like natural teeth – as they feel, fit and function like your natural teeth, they can help restore your smile – and it’ll be hard to tell they’re false teeth. They’re also highly durable and can last a lifetime with proper dental care.
For any more help and advice on tooth implants in Stourbridge, or to book in at our dental practice if you’re considering treatment, visit our contact page and get in touch today.