If you have lost one, several or all of your natural teeth, you may feel insecure about your appearance. Whether the result of an accident, gum disease, old age or bad genes, missing teeth can affect your confidence and create much more serious health problems in the long run. Whatever the reason for the loss of your teeth, you can now restore your chewing and biting ability with dental implants.
Unlike other tooth replacement options that merely sit on the gums without interacting with the jawbone, dental implants are stabilised in the jawbone and form a stable foundation for replacement teeth. Dr Joe Bhat, an experienced implant dentist with an impressive academic record, can help you decide whether dental implants are a viable treatment option for you. Dr Joe Bhat is passionate about dental implants and the benefits they can bring to a patient’s health and wellbeing.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are small posts that are made of titanium. They are surgically inserted into the jawbone and replace the missing tooth roots. Because titanium is metal that is compatible with the human body, the dental implants actually fuse to the jawbone and help towards the creation of new bone tissue over time. This way they are stabilised into the jaw and provide a sturdy foundation for replacement teeth such as crowns, bridges and dentures. This way, dental implants look, feel and function just like your natural teeth.
Benefits of dental implants
Dental implants have many benefits over other tooth restoration methods. Unlike dentures, dental implants do not become loose over time and do not require special maintenance. As long as you brush and floss them along with the rest of your teeth, they will stay healthy and strong for a lifetime. On the other hand, unlike bridges that require grinding down healthy adjacent teeth for support, dental implants do not affect your natural teeth in any way. More importantly, dental implants protect the jawbone from deteriorating and encourage the growth of new bone tissue.
Get in touch
To learn more about dental implants and how they can benefit your oral health, get in touch with Dr Joe Bhat today.