For many of our patients in Milton Keynes, dental implants are an effective and long-lasting way to replace missing teeth. If you suffer from this problem, you’ll already know how a missing tooth can affect your appearance. You’ll also know how it can mean the remaining teeth have to work a bit harder. However, you might not be aware that missing teeth can lead to jawbone deterioration, which affects your facial aesthetics and puts you at risk of injury.
The process of dental implants in Milton Keynes
At the start of your treatment, you’ll have an in-depth consultation with the Northlight Dental team. We’ll talk to you about your dental history, and how you’d like your teeth to look in the future. We’ll make sure that your oral hygiene is of a good enough standard for treatment to begin. Some preliminary work may be needed to achieve this.
Then, in a minor surgical procedure, our dentist will place small metal posts into your jawbone. After a period of healing, you’ll return to the practice to have the new teeth attached to the posts.
Your Milton Keynes dental implants are fully customised to your needs, so they’ll look and feel natural in your mouth. The benefits are numerous:
- They’re easy to clean, and you won’t need to use messy adhesives to keep them in place;
- The jawbone forms a strong bond with the implanted metal posts. With your new teeth securely anchored, you can enjoy biting into and chewing your favourite foods, without worrying about dentures falling out onto the dinner table;
- Your facial bone structure will stay robust. You’ll avoid developing the sunken look that can happen when removable dentures are worn for a long time;
- You may feel your speech is more fluent, because it’s easier to pronounce certain words and phrases.
All of the above benefits will continue for many years after you’ve received your dental implants in Milton Keynes. If the new teeth are properly cared for, they could last for decades. The implant procedure can be a real long-term boost to your overall quality of life.