Dental Implants here in Liverpool
A dental implant can replace one or more missing teeth. It is a titanium screw that is fitted into the jawbone in place of a failed root.
Dental implants are considered to be the next best thing to natural teeth because they are strong and secure and the way in which dental implants are fitted allow them to feel and function like real teeth. They also look like real teeth and can, therefore, greatly enhance your appearance and confidence.
Missing teeth can change the shape of a person’s face creating a sagging and sunken look. Replacing missing teeth can help to fix this and help to retain the shape of your face and smile.
As well as affecting the way we look, missing teeth can also affect the way that we act and ruin social situations for some people. Being self-conscious and embarrassed by your smile can really hold you back and prevent you from enjoying yourself. Dental implants can remove these worries and it’s nice to know that they won’t fall out!
These replacement teeth are built to last which makes them a long-term solution for missing teeth. With proper care and some adjustments from time to time, they can last a lifetime.
It’s great to be able to keep your teeth in your mouth at all times! And that’s just what dental implants will allow you to do. There is no risk of them slipping or falling out and you can brush, floss and care for your dental implants just as you would natural teeth.
Dental implants are so similar to natural teeth that they should not affect the way that you speak or the pronunciation of words negatively. They function so well that you can eat virtually whatever you like with the ability to bite and chew almost naturally.
There are many reasons why patients choose dental implants, some of which may not have been covered here so please do not hesitate to ask your dentist about this as a solution for missing teeth.
Having dentures tailor-made for your mouth can eliminate the problems that missing teeth can cause. Such problems can be both very practical- difficultly eating and altered speech- or cosmetic- missing teeth can negatively effect your appearance. Dentures, therefore, can improve your daily life and boost your confidence.
Dentures are removable false teeth which fit snugly over your gums in order to replace missing teeth and eliminate the problems that can be caused by gaps.
Depending on your individual needs, you may need a full set of complete dentures, which will replace all of your upper or lower teeth, or partial dentures which can replace just one or a few missing teeth.
Dentures can feel a bit strange to begin with but they just take a short time of getting used to. Our dentists will offer help and advice about how to look after your dentures in order to get the best out of them.
Dental bridges are another means of replacing missing teeth and, therefore, can also offer practical, cosmetic and self-esteem boosting benefits to patients .
A bridge is created by putting crowns on the teeth at either side of the gap and then joining these two crowns together by inserting a false tooth into the space between. Special adhesives are used to cement the pieces meaning that bridges cannot be removed.
Bridges are suitable for patients who have enough strong teeth with good bone support to allow the treatment to be successful- speak to our dentists about your suitability for this treatment.
Your dentist can give you advice tailored to your individual needs about the best way for you to have missing teeth replaced.