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What Are Dental Implants Used For?

What Are Dental Implants Used For?

Dental implants have revolutionised dental restorations. In today’s blog, we’ll highlight what they are, how they’re used, benefits and drawbacks, and lots of other useful information about them. It’s a great way to learn more about them if you’re interested in treatment and could help you make an informed choice about your care here in Bolton.

Cross section of gum with a Dental Implant fitted.

Durable false teeth

In a nutshell, dental implants are durable false teeth. They can replace one or more missing teeth, like for like, and can also be an alternative to treatments like dentures. Our patients love how strong and sturdy they are, as they act just like the real thing.

Realist and strong

As well as acting as natural teeth, implants look natural, too. That’s because the crown of the tooth implant is made of ceramic, and can be colour-matched to your existing teeth. The dental implant is fitted in two parts, with a screw-liked piece first inserted before the ceramic crown is placed. This helps it integrate with the jawbone to provide a strong anchor for the new false tooth. Not to mention the longevity of dental implants.

As many as you need

We’ve mentioned you can have one or several dental implants. You can also have implant-supported bridges, where two implants support one or more false teeth in the middle; and implant-retained dentures, which replace one or both set(s) of teeth by placing implants around the mouth. In other words, they offer great versatility for those with missing teeth.

Better oral health

Having implants replace missing teeth means the remaining ones are more likely to stay in position and not ‘drift’ or create gaps. And, having a strong false tooth creates forces on the bone and jaw when eating and chewing, preventing recession. If you’ve lost teeth due to poor oral hygiene in the past, having dental implants placed – which need the same care and attention as your natural teeth – might encourage you to make positive changes in the future.

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Few drawbacks

There are a few drawbacks to dental implants; they have a high success rate and can restore your smile in so many ways, as we’ve shared. However, they are a type of minimally-invasive surgery, and risks may be involved. Of course, we’ll cover any of these during your consultation.

Book your treatment

We’d love to help you discover how effective dental implants can be. Get in touch with our team here in Bolton and secure your consultation today.

You can also find out more about advice you wish you had known about dental implants in one of our other blogs.

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