Reasons Why You Might Want To Consider Dental Implants

Reasons Why You Might Want To Consider Dental Implants. When it comes to dental implants, Clacton residents are often surprised by the cost of them. For this reason alone many people dismiss them in favour of cheaper methods rather than looking at the bigger picture. The truth is that if you take a long-term view, dental implants really are the best solution to your missing teeth problems. Here are three solid reasons why.

They’re permanent

Because dental implants are secured directly into the jawbone via a short surgical process they become a permanent fixture in the mouth. This means that they never need to be adjusted or eventually replaced like a standard set of dentures. They won’t become loose or move when eating or speaking, and they don’t require fixatives or glues to keep them in place. In reality, once the implant has been placed it really is hassle-free.

They halt bone loss

When teeth are missing, an unfortunate process known as bone resorption starts. This is where bone tissue that once surrounded the natural tooth root is no longer stimulated. Just like a muscle when no longer used, the bone tissue starts to waste away. Eventually over time, your jawline thins out making you appear older than you are. Unfortunately because dentures sit on the jawline they can’t stop this process and this is why snug fitting dentures become loose over time.

Dental implants on the other hand can halt the bone loss process because the titanium implant mimics the natural tooth root. When inserted directly into the jaw bone, not only does the implant become a permanent structure in the mouth, but over a period of 2-6 months the surrounding bone tissue starts to fuse with the titanium root and this is what gives implants their strength.

They last longer

Unlike other methods of teeth replacement, dental implants (if cared for properly) can last for many years. In fact the implants fitted to the very first patient back in 1965 were still going strong until the patients death in 2008 some 43 years later.

That’s not to say that every patient’s implants will last this long but when you compare this to the average shelf life of a denture (7-10 years) then undergoing treatment for dental implants in Clacton suddenly seems a cost effective and indeed hassle-free option.

To find out more about dental implants and how they can change your life, why not book a free, no-obligation appointment with Clacton Dental Care. We’ve been successfully fitting dental implants for many years and know first-hand the difference implants have made to past patients. Contact your caring dentist in Clacton on 01255 221001.

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