The pros and cons of dental implants with our dentist in Clapham
Replacing a missing tooth is very important, as tooth loss can have many consequences for your dental health and your overall wellbeing. One of the most popular methods of replacing missing teeth is to have dental implants with our dentist in Clapham. Dental implants have been used since the 1960s and have a success rate of approximately 95%. They become a permanent fixture of your mouth and are designed to last for the rest of your life. This makes them different to traditional tooth replacement options such as removable dentures or a dental bridge. These are also effective methods of tooth replacement, however dental implants with our dentist in Clapham meet the demands of the modern generation better.
Advantages of titanium dental implants
One of the first advantages of dental implants is that they are made of titanium, which is biocompatible. This means that they are readily accepted by the human body and can become a permanent fixture in the mouth without causing any type of adverse reaction. Adverse reactions are very rare and they are so minor that they are insignificant in comparison to the benefits of dental implants.
Other advantages of having titanium dental implants is that they are very strong and have a high strength to weight ratio, which is what makes titanium different from other strong metals, for example steel. It is very resilient and does not warp, bend or buckle under pressure. Titanium is noncorrosive, which means it is unaffected by acids, chlorine, fluorine or other elements found in water, food and drink.
Tailored treatment plans
Our dentist in Clapham will decide if titanium dental implants are suitable for replacing your missing teeth. We will carry out a thorough examination of your teeth, gums and jawbone and we will take photographs, X-rays and a three-dimensional scan to help make the right decisions and put together the optimal treatment plan for you. Any underlying dental health complications need to be addressed to begin with. You may undergo a scale and polish or deep clean with the hygienist and many patients require a bone graft or a sinus lift to make sure that the implants can fit in the mouth correctly. A bone graft or sinus lift helps increase the success rate of your dental implants. With our dentist fitting them, dental implants have a success rate of 93 to 100%. If you look after your teeth carefully, maintain good dental hygiene, a nutritious diet, a healthy lifestyle and visit the dentist at least once every six months, then your dental implants can last for the rest of your life.
Dental implants restore the appearance of your smile, your mouth and your face to help you regain your self-confidence. Missing teeth can make you look older than you actually are, and implants can restore a more youthful appearance. Dental implants also restore the function of your mouth and prevent more oral complications in the future. Speak to our dentist to find out more about replacing missing teeth and the advantages of dental implants.