What are the benefits of having dental implants?

16/05/2018

Hi everyone!

Have you ever wondered what are the benefits of having dental implants?

Dental implants are a fantastic solution to missing teeth that look and function just like the real thing. They replace both the root and crown of the tooth and won’t damage any of your surrounding teeth.

Implants also help to prevent bone resorption – the disappearance of alveolar bone – which is a side effect of missing teeth. This is another reason we recommend acting quickly after the loss of a tooth, while you still have enough bone for an implant and will also help to maintain the position of the surrounding teeth, which otherwise could drift towards the empty space. If you’ve had a gap for a while, we may need to carry out a bone graft to provide the support for your implant.

Implants can be used to replace single or multiple missing teeth – we can attach dentures to implants for increased comfort and peace of mind. With regular check-ups and good oral hygiene, implants can last for many years and in some cases a lifetime.