Why is an implant the best option for you?
The loss of even a single tooth can affect the functionality of your teeth as a whole and may even trigger bone loss which can affect your facial structure. Dental a dental implant can prevent and rectify this.
What is a single tooth implant replacement?
For this procedure, an implant is placed to replace the root of the missing tooth, and then a custom-made prosthesis or crown is attached to replicate the actual tooth.The implant prevents bone loss by transmitting chewing forces through the jaw, and neighbouring teeth are generally not affected by the implant. Having an implant is widely regarded as much more cost effective than other options.
The implant prevents bone loss by transmitting chewing forces through the jaw, and neighbouring teeth are generally not affected by the presence of the implant. Having an implant is widely regarded as much more cost effective than other options.
While the practical purpose of teeth is their most important aspect, teeth also play a huge role in our facial aesthetics. Prosthetics based on Implantium UK implants function just like natural teeth, both practically and aesthetically, returning your natural smile. This, of course, has a very positive impact on your self-confidence, self-esteem and overall mental health – A better life starts with a better smile!
Alternatives to single tooth implant replacement
The most common alternative treatment for a single missing tooth is the fitting of a bridge or denture.
Dentures are removable prostheses which replace either a full palate (all or most of the teeth) or partial palate (a few teeth or one tooth) that fit with metal clasps that attach onto neighbouring teeth.
Bridges are permanently fixed prosthesis made of porcelain or ceramic bonded to metal, that replace either a small number of adjacent missing teeth or a single tooth. Bridges use one or both of their adjacent teeth as anchors.
The interference these prostheses have with other, sometimes healthy teeth is leading more and more people to opt for dental implants.
Advantages of single tooth implant replacement
Prosthesis based on dental implants are often more aesthetically pleasing than other treatment options as they help maintain the bone and therefore the overall shape of the face. As they are fixed in the mouth, the also dramatically improve functionality and long-term prognosis.
In the long run, many patients find that prosthesis based on implants are easier to clean and preserve than bridges and dentures, which can damage neighbouring teeth.
Due to the longevity of implants, they can not only help improve one’s quality of life, but they may also prove to be more financially cost effective than other possible treatments.