Did you know it is possible to replace a whole arch, even both arches of missing teeth with a fixed set of teeth in one visit to the dentist? This is possible with dental implants in St John’s Wood. We all hope that our teeth will last a lifetime, however, trouble-free teeth are not always the reality. Sometimes people lose their teeth in an accident, others to decay or gum disease. It is important to replace missing teeth, otherwise numerous problems can occur later including further tooth loss, drifting teeth, jawbone loss, and in some cases loss of correct facial structure.
What are dental implants?
A fantastic solution is dental implants in St John’s Wood. Dental implants are replacement tooth roots that are fixed into your jawbone. They are strong and secure. New realistic-looking teeth can be fitted on top of these implants. Once in place, they will not fall out or move around in your mouth.
Getting dental implants in St John’s Wood with us at Aura Dental requires minor surgery to extract any remaining teeth and to insert dental implants into your jaw. The good news is, usually one implant can support a number of replacement teeth. We usually use 4-6 implants to fix a whole arch bridge in place. In the case of full arches, the initial bridge is temporary, as a few months will need to pass before the final bridge can be worn. In this few months, the implants heal and fuse with your jawbone to become a strong and secure base for the full teeth arches.
Why dental implants?
Traditional dentures are a less expensive solution for replacing missing teeth; even so, many people choose dental implants instead. Why is this? Dental implants are comparable to natural teeth, protecting your jawbone from becoming redundant and shrinking. Your body accepts dental implants as natural teeth. In the cases of replacing single teeth, they should be cleaned just like natural teeth, and they will feel just like your natural teeth. Implants are predictable and secure, unlike dentures, which can become loose over time leading to slippage.
For more information on dental implants, why not give us a call today?