Are you thinking about getting dental implants?
If you are left feeling low every time you look in the mirror because you are missing teeth, then dental implants in St John’s Wood may be able to relieve you of your stress. At Aura Dental we think that everybody deserves to have a complete smile that they are proud of, and whether you are missing one tooth or several, we are there to support you and get your smile back to how it should be.
An implant is a small titanium screw that is inserted into your jawbone. From here, our dental practitioners will be able to attach the desired appliance, boosting the aesthetics of your smile instantly. This treatment offers a more permanent solution to replacing your teeth. Patients with removable dentures often choose to upgrade to this more permanent option, as it gives you the opportunity to feel like you have your original teeth back once again.
What problems can this treatment resolve?
Getting dental implants in St John’s Wood can solve most of our patients’ missing teeth quandaries, whether you need just the one replacing or several. A lot of people lose a singular tooth within their lifetime, and this can knock your confidence dramatically. Having a simple tooth implant will enable you to have a crown fitted, completely closing the gap that was once there and restoring your smile to its former glory.
Other patients may be experiencing more severe issues. Some people will not have any teeth at all, but with this treatment you can have a full set of teeth that look and feel exactly like your original ones. If you are having every tooth replaced, you will not necessarily need to have an implant per tooth. One will be capable of supporting at least two artificial teeth, but this is something that your dentist will be able to discuss with you at your consultation appointment.
If you are missing a few teeth in a row this could not only affect your smile but your ability to chew as well. This can make eating in public extremely difficult, and some people will refuse to do so. This can have an impact on your social life without you even realising it. However, having a partial denture fitted to your implants will restore the confidence and strength that you once had, and you will not have to worry about having to chew on the other side anymore.
How long will your replacement teeth last?
If you are getting dental implants in St John’s Wood, then they could potentially last you for the rest of your life. Generally, it is said that they last up to twenty years if you take care of them properly, but this will vary between patients. It is important to take care of your artificial teeth to prevent decay and gum disease from occurring too. These can both cause more extensive problems, especially when gone unnoticed or left untreated.
If you are worrying about the condition of the appliance that you have had fitted, then relax, as it is easy to replace your crown, bridge or denture without affecting your implant at all. Thorough teeth cleaning and regular check-ups will help you to keep your replacement teeth in good condition, and our dental practitioners will be able to recognise if you are developing any problems. Addressing any issues as soon as they arise will ensure that your condition does not get worse and reduce the length of time it takes to deal with the problem.