No matter where in your mouth you lose a tooth from, there are good reasons to replace it as soon as possible, and the most effective form of tooth replacement is dental implants in Milton Keynes.
Why you need all your teeth
Teeth at the front of the mouth play a vital role in smiling, speaking and biting. People who lose their front teeth are generally keen to get them replaced as soon as possible. Teeth at the sides and back of the mouth play an important role in chewing. With both cases, the gaps left by lost teeth provide space for the neighbouring teeth to drift and topple into, so it’s important to get those gaps filled as soon as possible.
Meet the surgeon
Dental implants in Milton Keynes are available from us at Northlight Dental, where we have implant surgeon, Dr Sunil Passan, who is also trained in dental sedation.
Dr Passan knows that many people find the prospect of having dental implants pretty daunting, but it need not be. We fit dental implants under local anaesthetic because there are far fewer nerve endings in the jawbone than in the teeth, so the area is easy to numb. However, numbing is not relaxation and that is why we also offer intravenous sedation. It will make you drowsy. You may even sleep through much of the treatment, although you can be roused if we need to talk to you.
The benefits of dental implants in Milton Keynes
Dental implants offer greater stability than dentures or bridges because they are fixed into the jawbone. This means that you can continue to eat whatever you like, instead of having to adjust to a soft food diet. It also means you don’t need to worry about embarrassing moments when your replacement teeth don’t stay still.
Dental implants also tend to last quite a bit longer than more old-fashioned alternatives. You can expect them to be functional for and with the correct maintenance quite probably decades. You may need to replace the crowns, which come as attachments to the posts embedded into your jawbone.