Dental implants in Barnsley are an excellent option for those seeking to replace one or more missing teeth. Dentures and bridges alone do replace missing teeth. Unlike your natural teeth, however, dentures and bridges are not anchored into your jawbone, so they do not offer the same strength or ease of use. With the addition of dental implants, failed bridges and dentures can be a thing of the past, providing permanent, comfortable and natural-looking dental prosthetics.
In Barnsley, dental implants are the better choice
Dentures alone offers the wearer a quarter of the chewing power of natural teeth. When your dentures are attached to dental implants, however, they fully replace all natural functions. This occurs due to the nifty way implants react to your bone. During a simple surgery, these titanium screws are placed into the jawbone. Titanium is biocompatible with our bodies, which means it will not break down or erode and it stimulates the natural growth of your bone. Since it is so adept at living happily in your mouth, it will not impede blood vessels or the soft tissue of your gums from also growing naturally. This means that after surgery, your gum will completely heal and your jawbone will grow onto and around the implant, anchoring it in place and making it a strong, stable platform for teeth-replacement options, such as dentures to be fixed onto.
Since dental implants in Barnsley are permanently ‘root’ tooth replacements such as dentures, your dentures will now function just like your natural teeth. You don’t have to worry about them slipping out of place when you’re eating, talking or laughing. In addition, because your jawbone is now growing naturally, you will never need to worry about jawbone shrinkage and failed dentures, due to them being ill fitting.
How long will they last?
With proper care, implants can last many years. Studies have shown, with proper care they are very long lasting, with the first person to ever receive dental implants living with them for over 40 years. By attending regular 6-monthly check-ups at PDC Dental Implants, we can look after your teeth and ensure your implants work for you for a long time to come.