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Are gaps in your teeth making you feel self-conscious, or are yellow teeth affecting how you present yourself professionally? Book a free telephone consultation at our Preston dental clinic for advice and information on the right treatment for you.
The Hidden Consequences of Not Replacing Your Missing Teeth… And Why Dental Implants Are the Solution
Our teeth are typically the first things we notice about a person. If you have missing teeth, understandably, you might be feeling self-conscious about it. But having gaps in your teeth doesn’t just have an aesthetic impact, and it can cause a whole host of other problems. Your remaining teeth might drift out of place because the missing teeth aren’t there to support them. It can cause your jaw bone to shrink and your gums to recede, which increases the risk of gum disease and other nasty conditions. All of a sudden, your missing teeth are a lot more than just a cosmetic concern.
If you want to fix missing teeth, our cosmetic dentists in Preston can help. Dental implants are a permanent solution that can last a lifetime, and once they’re fused to your jaw bone, you’ll never know they aren’t real teeth.
What Our Patients Say
When our patients come to us, they often feel that their teeth are being cared for for the first time. Here’s what some of our patients have said about our dentists in Preston.
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What Are Dental Implants and How Can They Create a Hollywood Smile?
Tooth loss can occur for several reasons, but that doesn’t mean you have to live with it. Dental implants are an effective way to replace your missing teeth, whether a single gap is affecting your confidence or you need a full set. Unlike crowns and veneers, which replace the part of the tooth that sticks out above the root, implants replace the entire tooth by placing an artificial root, typically made from titanium, into the jaw bone. Here’s what to expect when getting dental implants in Preston:
Step 1: Find out if you’re suitable
Unfortunately, not everyone is eligible for dental implants. Because the titanium root is fixed into the jaw bone, our dentists in Preston first need to make sure that there is enough bone to support it. Once the screw is inserted, the bone surrounding it will fuse around it, holding it in place. If there is not enough bone, the implant itself won’t “take”.
Step 2: Have your implant installed
Installing the titanium implant is a simple dental procedure that’s no more difficult than removing a tooth. You’ll be under a local anaesthetic, so you won’t feel any pain during the treatment. The jawbone then needs to be left to heal for around 3 months. Implants have a high success rate and rejection only happens in a handful of cases (around 2%).
Step 3: Get your new tooth fitted
Once the root has successfully fused to the bone, it’s time to add your new artificial tooth. An abutment is attached to the root, which is a small connector that will secure your tooth. We’ll then take impressions of your teeth to create a crown that matches your bite. Once fitted, your new tooth will look, feel and function like the real thing, giving you a beautiful smile you can be proud of — and all the benefits to your confidence and self-esteem that come with it.
Get Your 100% Online Dental Assessment for Tailored Advice from Your Own Home
We’ve partnered with Instant Dentist to bring you instant and affordable diagnosis and treatment wherever you are! It’s no replacement for seeing your dentist for a face-to-face appointment, but it is the perfect top-up to regular checkups or if you have a particular concern about your teeth.
How does it work? It’s an easy three-step process!
Step 1: Tell us whether you want a dental health assessment to or to discuss a specific problem.
Step 2: Answer a few questions about your teeth and any previous procedures, and upload photos and a short video of your mouth.
Step 3: Receive a tailored diagnosis from your dentist. You’ll be able to talk to your dentist via a secure chat and receive treatment advice and an electronic prescription if needed.