Tooth loss is a problem for many people, but thankfully, there are some very effective solutions available. One of our most popular treatments for tooth loss is dental implants.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are one of the best examples of modern dentistry; they are a long-term replacement for missing teeth and they help to restore the function of the mouth, as well as creating a really attractive, healthy looking smile.
Dental implants are small, screw-like dental devices, which are placed inside pre-drilled holes in the jaw bone. The implants are designed to integrate into the bone and once they have integrated fully, they can be attached to a single crown, a denture or a dental bridge. The idea is that the implant takes the place of the root of the missing tooth.
Dental implants are versatile in that they can anchor different types of restoration; this means that they can replace any number of missing teeth.
Advantages of dental implants
Dental implants are durable and hard-wearing; they last for many years and represent a long-term investment. The implants look and function like natural teeth once they have integrated and been attached to a new restoration and they give people greater confidence and the ability to eat and speak with ease.
Implants are made from titanium, which does not interfere with the bone tissue or the surrounding teeth and they can help to reduce bone loss.
Dental implants are suitable for a wide range of people, including those that have a single missing tooth, those with a few missing teeth and those who require an entire arch of new teeth. Call us today at Cabinteely Dental Care near Killiney to find out more about how implants could transform your smile!