What are dental implants and how they will benefit you

How would a dental implant be beneficial to you?

Dental implants are a great solution for those who have missing teeth. Although a surgical procedure, the outcome is often life changing. As a Cardiff dental practice we offer dental implantation at our clinic.

Here are some of the benefits:

  • They offer improved speech ( ill-fitting dentures can cause speech problems).
  • They offer improved comfort. They become fused to your jaw, almost like a tooth so there’s no need to remove them like dentures.
  • The offer improved eating conditions. It’s easier to eat when artificial teeth aren’t moving around your mouth.
  • They offer an increase in confidence and improved oral health. We all feel better with a gleaming smile.

However, not everyone can have dental implants so in order for them to benefit you completely, you must have adequate bone to support the implants along with healthy gums. You would need to maintain a high level of oral hygiene and make regular trips to the dentist to ensure long term success.

For those who are desperate for a long term dental fix then dental implants may be the way forward.

Most implants are made from titanium or titanium alloy but there are a variety of implants out there which can benefit everyone. Each and every option available presents itself as a highly reliable form of treatment. Each dental implantation will be unique to the individual. They can be customised by your local dentist and a full consultation will be provided at every step of the process.

Your dentist will be able to discuss with you the pros and cons of undergoing the process. The surgery itself is minor surgery which will be performed in a clean, sterile condition in your local dentist. Dentists use local anaesthesia with implants taking anywhere from 6 weeks to 6 months to fuse. Although it seems like a lengthy process, it’s a long term solution which means you will see the benefits for years to come.

The overall aim is to ensure optimum oral hygiene and a healthy and comfortable smile.