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September 5, 2018 1 min to read

Need a Dental Implant or Two?

Category : Health & Wellness

Dental implants , for those who haven’t heard, are replacement teeth. They are used to restore missing or failing teeth. Dental implants in Cheltenham are made up of a crown and a root. Dental implants are the only full tooth restoration option available, unlike bridges or dentures, that are inserted into the jawbone. The root replacement is made of titanium, this is the part that’s implanted into the jawbone. The crown can be made of different materials, often porcelain. The crown is natural-looking and can be colour-matched to a patient’s natural teeth.

When are Dental Implants in Cheltenham Needed?

For failing teeth ie. if a tooth is worn down, has a failing filling that is too big and deep to refill, is broken, etc. Dental implants are also good for knocked out teeth, replacing dentures or bridges, or for teeth that have been lost due to gum disease (a special note on patients with gum disease later). Dental implants in Cheltenham can replace these teeth with a strong and secure restoration. Dental practices across the UK such as Cheltenham Dental Spa offer dental implants and a reliable service.

Replacing Dental Bridges

Dental bridges are the traditional method of replacing one or two teeth in a row. They work by filling in the gaps left by missing teeth and are attached to teeth on either side of the gap. Hence the name bridge. However, more and more people are choosing to have dental implants over bridges for missing teeth. This is because dental implants in Cheltenham have a few advantages over bridges. Implants help to protect jawbone health because they are implanted into the jawbone, keeping it stimulated. Implants are also much easier to keep clean, thus helping with preventing plaque build-up and gum disease.

A Warning for Smokers or People with Gum Disease

Anyone considering dental implants in Cheltenham who has missing or failing teeth due to poor oral health or gum disease will need to get their mouth healthy before dental implants can be considered. Similarly, smokers will need to quit before they can get implants. Dental implants should only be given to patients with a healthy mouth to prevent the risk of infection.