As the festive party season approaches, we get ready for family events and parties with friends. However, when you are missing teeth or suffer from dental damage these kinds of social settings can be unsettling; even having a picture taken can seem daunting. But now you no longer need to accept your missing teeth and the discomfort that can accompany them. At Viva Dental, we have vast experience in restorative dentistry and always work with our patients to give them the confidence of a beautiful smile. We recommend Dental Implants as a solution; but what are they – and do you really need them?

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are medically recognised as the most reliable and safe solution to missing teeth. They provide a robust, dependable foundation for artificial teeth as they are crafted form titanium. Despite their hard-wearing nature, Dental Implants are completely unnoticeable, even if someone were to analyse your teeth up-close.

Dental Implants can also enhance the lives of dentures and dental bridge-users. Dentures and dental bridges are connected directly to implants, creating a more natural experience and massively reducing issues with speech and eating.

My Missing Tooth Does Not Bother Me, is a Dental Implant Really Necessary?

When you lose a tooth, your surrounding teeth adapt to cope with the increased pressure and stress. This can make them vulnerable to cracking, cavities and infection. Many patients with back tooth loss adjust their bite by only chewing on one side; causing your jaw bone and muscles to weaken. Like the rest of our body, our jaw bone is kept healthy and competent through exercise. When we neglect the jaw, even on one side, inner bone and connective tissue becomes more fragile.

In addition, teeth support each other and prevent surrounding teeth from moving apart. When one is lost, they begin to drift away causing misalignment and further sensitivity. Implants work as a duplicate to natural teeth, and restores the tender balance of a patient’s dental structure. Therefore, it is important to take action to keep dental structure and hygiene intact.

If you’re looking for cosmetic dental implants in Lancaster, then Viva Dental provides the ideal setting. If would like any additional information, or would like to book a consultation please contact our highly experienced and friendly team; who will be happy to provide you with more information.