Patients with missing or badly decayed teeth need to decide on tooth replacement options. While it is tempting to ignore missing teeth especially if the gaps are not easily visible, missing teeth can cause many problems, including further tooth loss. However, how can a patient know if dental implants are the right type of treatment for their tooth loss?
To determine whether a patient is a good candidate for dental implants in Birmingham, a dentist such as at Sutton Implant Clinic will carry out a thorough examination of the patient’s mouth. During this initial consultation, the patient will have ample opportunity to ask questions and raise any concerns they may have about treatment with dental implants. This will also inform whether implant treatment is the right way to go.
Dental implants make oral hygiene a piece of cake
Unlike dentures that require specialised care and need to be taken out every night in order to be thoroughly cleaned after a day of continuous use, dental implants do not require a specialised oral hygiene routine. Taking care of dental implants is like taking care of natural teeth; namely brushing and flossing on a daily basis and regular dental check-ups. Patients with dental implants will not need to worry about loose dentures and dealing with denture adhesives.
Dental implants are long-lasting and protect the jawbone
Of all tooth replacement options available today, dental implants are the most long-lasting. This is because they are embedded into the jawbone and cannot shift about when eating or talking. Once they are placed into the bone tissue, dental implants form a strong biological bond with the jawbone, facilitating the mounting of replacement teeth such as crowns, dentures, and bridges. Patients can substitute replacement teeth if they become damaged but the implant itself should last for years to come.
Dental implants look and feel natural
Dental implants in Birminghamblend in seamlessly with the remaining natural teeth, which make them near impossible for onlookers to spot as fake. The only thing marking out dental implants as different from the surrounding teeth is that they cannot get cavities.