For people who’ve lost teeth near Mirfield, dental implants are a way of providing permanent replacement teeth that function like natural ones, and look as good as the real thing. With proper care, they will last for the rest of your life. And because they integrate with your bone structure, they provide important health benefits that are not available with removable dentures.
Cleaner and stronger
While removable dentures are a straightforward and beneficial way to replace missing teeth in Mirfield, dental implants from nearby Greenside Dental Care will give you a range of oral health benefits:
- They prevent weakness in the jaw, reducing the risk of damage and maintaining the face’s underlying firmness;
- They eliminate the gaps in your teeth, reducing the risk of gum disease and tooth decay by reducing the potential areas for harmful bacteria to hide in;
- They are easy to clean. You brush them just like your natural teeth.
Stages of improvement
After a discussion about your oral health at our friendly practice near Mirfield, dental implants are given to you in several stages, using a detailed treatment plan that’s customised to your needs. Firstly, the dentist will place small, screw-like metal posts into your gums, where the roots of the missing teeth used to be. Once your gums have healed after this, you will return to the dentist to have your new replacement teeth attached to abutments placed into the posts.
The metal posts allow the jawbone to receive the tiny vibrations that occur in the mouth as you talk and eat. These vibrations stimulate the bone material, which signals it to renew its cells, maintaining bone density, which is lost when there are no roots in the jaw. In this way, dental implants prevent the face from developing the sunken look that can develop in wearers of removable dentures.
Better oral health
Your new teeth will bring renewed confidence in eating, and make good oral hygiene easier to achieve. Your smile will look smarter, and you may find that certain words are easier to pronounce than they would be with removable dentures. And as long as the teeth are properly cared for, these improvements can last a lifetime.