Dental Implants. Are They Worth It?
Posted on May 21
Sadly a lot of people have problems with their teeth which are completely outside of their control, and this can be very problematic in later life. Routine things we take for granted like smiling or eating can become excruciating and very painful. This can sometimes lead to the introduction of dental implants.
So what are dental implants?
Understandably not everyone is aware of what they are, and what they can do. We’re going to take a quick look at what dental implants are, and covering some relevant information about them, giving you as much knowledge on the matter as possible if you’re considering implants within the East Sussex and Crowborough area.
The dental implant is something which is surgically positioned inside your mouth, in a place just into your jawbone. An implant is different from a denture, as it can not come loose and be moved out of place meaning that juicy steak is one step closer. This makes it easier for dentists to insert permanent teeth or a bridge into the area to forever help create a dazzling smile.
Well, how do they work then?
Durban Dental Centre Dental Implants work on the basis of actually fusing with the jawline, as opposed to just sitting on top of it like most dentures would. They can not slip out or fall out, so you can speak and eat with confidence and not have to feel exposed. They can be used as an alternative to dentures in places where they would not be possible, in part due to things like sore spots or poor ridges within the mouth. They also do not require any changes to be made to your existing teeth in order to be put in, so it is a much easier process.
Are there different types of dental implants?
There are two types of implants which are considered by professionals to be safe for your mouth. One of these is called an endosteal implant. This variant of dental implant requires a surgical fusion into the jawline and needs the gum line to heal. Once it has been healed, then a second surgery is conducted in order to make sure that you can then attach a tooth safely to the implant.
The second type of implant is called the subperiosteal implants. These are comprised of a metal frame, and that frame is fitted into the jawbone at a spot just below the gum tissue. From there, it is a matter of allowing the gum line to heal up before adding in the teeth to the frame and the posts as required.
Overall, Dental Implants in East Sussex and Crowborough can be very helpful for people who are looking for a more secure solution for gap and teeth issues than just getting a denture. The dental implant is a much sturdier and long lasting option and can provide people with the confidence they need to be able to talk and eat safely without worry for the teeth coming loose and can help people enjoy their lives to the fullest.
Durban Dental Centre is trusted dental practice for thousands of patients throughout East Sussex and Crowborough with a special focus on nervous patients and dental implants. If you have more questions feel free to call us on 01892 652377 or send your enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.