If you’re attending a Manchester gum clinic for advice on the best form of missing teeth replacement, there’s a strong chance that the dentist will put forward a case for dental implants. Manchester patients will ultimately have the choice, but the fact remains that implants are unequivocally the best form of missing tooth replacement that modern dentistry allows. Here’s why…
If you visit a dentist in Stockport for a bridge or partial denture, then of course, just like a dental implant, these forms of missing teeth replacements will do the job of filling the tooth gap with a life-like dental restoration. What’s more, they’re initially cheaper so you’re likely to save money. However conventional dentures and bridges aren’t permanently fixed into the mouth and because of this, they aren’t able to halt the natural bone loss process that occurs when teeth are missing. Ongoing bone loss can lead to weakened or thinning gums and a change in facial shape making you appear older than your years. On the contrary when the titanium root of the dental implant is secured permanently into the jawbone, it stimulates the remaining bone tissue as it naturally fuses with the implant. Not only does this create a super-strong platform, it halts the bone loss process once and for all.
Implants are longer lasting
The potential longevity for dental implants in Manchester is huge. Whereas dentures, crowns, and bridges, have a lifespan of somewhere between 7-15 years, provided that dental implants are cared for in the correct way, there’s no reason why they can’t last 30-40 years or more. Ultimately this puts a whole new perspective on the cost factor. Initially someone may speak to a Stockport dentist and consider conventional bridges and dentures to be the only affordable option. However when you take into consideration that the restoration is likely to need replacing at a equal cost at some point down the line, then dental implants offer an affordable ‘pay once and once only‘ solution.
Generally speaking when you’re fitted with conventional full or partial dentures there’s a strong chance that you’ll be returning to your chosen Manchester gum clinic frequently. This will usually be for adjustments (as the shape of the jaw changes), for denture repair, or to replace the dentures completely. In addition to this you’ll need a continuous supply of dental fixative and cleaning agents. Conversely and in theory, once your dental implant has been fitted, that’s it. Aside from the normal check-ups, you shouldn’t need to visit your dentist. You also won’t need to shell out money for special cleaning equipment, as implants are cared for and brushed, just like your normal teeth.
While dental implants Manchester do require a little planning and surgery time to fit, they are well worth the initial expense and time, because they will reward you with a great looking, hassle-free smile for many years to come. If you’re seeking a dentist Stockport or a Manchester gum clinic to fit dental implants then look no further than Church Road Dental and Cosmetics. Our experienced team led by Dr Shi Karim will put you at ease and talk you through the process. There isn’t a smile that we can’t fix so why not book yourself a free, no-obligation consultation today. Call us on 0161 486 0743 to make an appointment.