What are the advantages of dental implants compared to a denture or bridge?

If you are looking for a dental implant dentist, Joe Bhat could be the practitioner you have been looking for.

The main advantage of dental implants over a denture is that they are fixed, so you have the confidence to eat and talk without the fear of your teeth moving or slipping. As well as this you can taste more of your food compared to a denture, as the roof of your mouth will not be covered by plastic.

When missing teeth are replaced by a bridge, the teeth on either side of the space must be ground down to provide the anchors for the bridge. When dentist Joe Bhat uses dental implants instead, these teeth can be left untouched and so the implant is a far less invasive solution for replacing missing teeth.

Dentist Joe BhatIs everybody suitable?

There is no upper age limit for dental implants and if you have sound oral health then dental implants will almost certainly be suitable. Dentist Joe Bhat recommends a minimum age of 18 to ensure the jawbone has stopped growing.

There are some factors that could make dental implant treatment difficult, including certain medical conditions; especially conditions affecting the bone density. Also, our diabetic patients may generally have longer healing times.

It should be noted that heavy smoking or higher alcohol consumption can also have an adverse effect on the health of your gums and jawbone and may compromise the outcome of your dental implants with Dr Joe Bhat.

Are they safe?

Dental implants have been available for over forty years and there is a wealth of studies to show that they are a successful long-term solution for tooth loss. They have success rates of 98%.

Dental implants from Dr Joe Bhat are made of commercially pure titanium, which is a special material known for its strength and ability to bond with living tissue – the body does not reject it as foreign and it integrates with the jawbone. Some patients are also surprised to find out that It is also the same material that is used for hip replacements, showing its strength and durability.