Having your teeth knocked out during sports or fall out some other sudden way, whilst traumatic, can be easily rectified – by replacing them with artificial teeth. Injuries do happen and a lifetime of bad lifestyle choices can lead you to lose your teeth, but that does not mean you should carry on with a gap where your two front incisors used to be.
People, young and old, with one or more missing teeth, are undergoing dental restoration therapy, so they can reclaim their lives without fearing people’s judgement or facing threats that impact their oral health.
We at Northlight Dental offer you a spectrum of treatments suited to your lifestyle needs, which include dentures, bridges and dental implants in Milton Keynes.
Weigh up your choices
If you are in the market for a new tooth, you have probably done some of your homework and enquired about the best treatment options. We have compiled a list of things you should consider to help you make your decision easier.
What you might have heard through the grapevine is that implants per tooth are expensive, and that is before you consider other surgeries you might need to undergo to be regarded as a suitable candidate, i.e.bone grafts.
However, while not inexpensive, these one off costs, if you take care of your new tooth, are not likely to be repeated. Unlike dentures and bridges which are susceptible to wear and tear over time, your implant, if maintained, can last you a lifetime.
People currently with dentures or bridges are switching over to implants because they improve one’s quality of life in various ways:
- Comfortable design
Implants replace old teeth at the root. They are surgically embedded into the jaw and can only be removed at the hands of a professional. Their fixed nature means you do not have to worry about your replacement tooth slipping while you eat or impeding your speech in conversation.
- Convenience and maintenance
As previously mentioned, dentures slip out at inopportune moments, and while bridges are surgically placed into your mouth, nearby teeth need to be trimmed down for them to fit correctly. This damage can lead to health problems, like decay, later on.
Implants work and function like real teeth, you will probably forget their presence, and at the same time, because we replace the teeth at the root, their presence will not impede on the functioning of their neighbours.
Dentures require extra attention with regards to cleaning, using a special solution and immersing them in water overnight. Neglecting your dental hygiene could lead to red and inflamed tissue, a condition called denture-induced stomatitis.
How do I know if I am a candidate for implants?
One of our dentists will conduct a full examination, where x-rays, photographs and impressions will be taken to assess and diagnose the state of your teeth, mouth and jaw.
If you are deemed healthy enough – do not smoke, have not recently undergone radiation therapy and have enough bone to insert the implant – the procedure can then take place.
Our dream team can make your dream of smiling without feeling self-conscious a reality. Consider implants if you want to boast a brilliant set of pearly whites.