How can dental implants improve my smile?

Dental implants are an ever-more-popular way to replace missing teeth. At The Park Dental Clinic in Derby, our skilled implantologist Dr Moss Osman can replace one, several or even all of your natural teeth with implants – helping to restore confidence in your smile.

dental implantsIf you have gaps in your mouth from one or a few missing teeth, the chances are you will feel self-conscious when you smile or laugh in public. Dental implants are the perfect way to rebuild your smile, creating restorations that are not just highly realistic-looking, but also act just like natural teeth.

Patients who have lost most or all of their natural teeth may have worn dentures for some years. At first, these probably fitted perfectly, and restored a lot of confidence and functionality. However, because there is no direct contact between your dentures and your jaw bone, many patients find that over time their jaw bone and gum tissue starts to resorb or recede, causing dentures that once fitted well to become loose, uncomfortable and unwieldy.

Most of us have laughed at clips on the internet of some unfortunate person’s dentures falling out at an inopportune moment such as blowing out birthday candles, but most of us wouldn’t find it so funny if our own dentures did the same thing.

Ill-fitting dentures can make wearers self-conscious about smiling or laughing in public, and can also restrict the diet to soft foods, with many healthy options and favourites suddenly off the menu.

At our Derby dental practice, we can stabilise dentures using dental implants. Implants are small titanium screws that replace the root portion of a tooth and are directly in contact with the jaw bone, preventing bone loss. After a healing period, permanent replacement teeth – dentures, crowns or bridges – are attached to the implants, creating a realistic, natural-looking smile and restoring full functionality, meaning you’ll have plenty to smile about.