Patients with missing or badly-decayed teeth should consider visiting a dentist as soon as possible. When gaps created by missing teeth are ignored, they can cause serious oral health problems that require extensive restorative or cosmetic dentistry. Missing teeth can cause tooth shifting, tooth loss, gum disease, and tooth decay, as well as bite problems.
Nowadays, there are many options available for tooth replacement; however, dental implants are the most functional. Unlike conventional dentures and bridges, which merely sit on the gums, dental implants replace both the tooth root and the crown. Dental implants in Sutton Coldfield are widely used in restorative dentistry and they are available in many dental practices, including Dental Care Partnership.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are small titanium posts that are surgically embedded into the jawbone, creating a strong and sturdy foundation for replacement teeth. Because they are made of titanium, a metal alloy that is compatible with the human body, they have the unique ability to fuse with the bone tissue. The only drawback to dental implants is the healing time between the oral surgery and the placement of the replacement teeth, which can be as long as three months. But the result is permanent teeth that will last a lifetime and will be highly functional.
Why replace missing teeth with dental implants in Sutton Coldfield?
In many situations, dental implants are the most pleasingly aesthetic solution for replacing missing teeth, as well as the most comfortable from a functional perspective. Dental implants in Sutton Coldfield can replace single or multiple missing teeth and since they are permanently fixed into the jawbone, patients won’t experience the same problems as with removable dentures. Implant-supported teeth are the next best thing to natural teeth, because they look, feel and function just like natural teeth, allowing patients to eat their favourite foods without problems. More importantly, dental implants do not compromise healthy teeth like bridges do, since they do not require filing down healthy teeth to support them. Last but not least, dental implants help preserve the jawbone and encourage the growth of new bone tissue.