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As anyone who has lost one or more of their teeth will know, having a gap in your mouth – visible or otherwise – can lead to a number of long-term problems and pains.
This is why an increasing number of people are deciding to take permanent action by choosing Sheen Dental Implants in Richmond over traditional, aesthetic alternatives like crowns and bridges.
Although oral implants have been a readily available option for anyone who needs them for some time now, there continues to be a large portion of people out there who are entirely unaware of what these implants are, and how they can help restore their smiles.
The following article should, hopefully, rectify this and provide you with everything you’ll need to know about getting oral implants.
How do implants work?
One of the first questions that people ask when discovering oral implants is why should they choose them over more commonplace and traditional methods of replacing a lost tooth such as dental crowns, dentures or bridges.
This is a totally understandable question, especially given that these more common treatments are often far cheaper.
However, to properly answer it you must first recognise how fundamentally different oral implant treatment is from all the other treatments for lost teeth. Dental crowns and bridges fill in a gap in a person’s mouth by sitting on their gum line and using their surrounding teeth for support and stability.
Oral implants on the other hand are surgically embedded within a person’s jawbone – in a way that is almost identical to how a real tooth is fixed in place. What this means is that patients who choose these implants will have a new tooth that not only looks indistinguishable from a natural one, but can also be used with the same carefree confidence as if it were real.
Why choose oral implants?
Some of the most common problems which patients have with crowns, dentures and bridges as a method of replacing one or more lost teeth are that they have a tendency to shift out of place over time. This can cause a person’s gums to become irritated and painful, and often worsens as time goes on.
Through oral implants, this problem is completely avoided as it is a permanent solution whereby the implant is embedded in one place forever – meaning it will never shift out of place, even after years of enjoyment.
How do I go about getting oral implants?
If you’ve lost a tooth (or teeth) and would like to discover whether or not implants could help you find your smile again, getting the help you need has never been easier.
The first step in getting oral implants starts with reaching out to a reputable and trustworthy provider in your area and requesting a consultation. Because the oral implant process requires that patients undergo a small oral surgery procedure, not everyone’s teeth and gums will always be healthy enough to successfully take to the implant – which is why consultations are an important part of the process.
Providing your gums and teeth are healthy enough patients of any age can get implants, so it’s always a good idea to speak with a professional about your options.