Do you remember the times you looked at people with missing teeth as a child and it gave you goosebumps? Or perhaps you saw your grandparents’ dentures in a glass of water and you were both horrified that they didn’t have their own teeth and intrigued at the same time? Or maybe you assumed that they’d never brushed their teeth and eaten millions of sweets all the time and they’d lost their teeth just like your parents warned you would happen if you did that sort of thing? Having missing teeth can actually be caused by a number of things and it isn’t always purely down to poor oral hygiene. Smoking, illness and medications can be some of the other causes of tooth loss.
At Sheen Dental Implants, our aim is to replace missing teeth by giving patients a reliable and natural-looking solution with dental implants Richmond. Our dentist, Dr Harmit Kalsi, is highly experienced and knowledgeable in this field. By booking in for a consultation with him, you could have a complete smile in just a couple of visits.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants Richmond are a solution to the problem of attaching replacement teeth to your mouth in a secure way. It consists of using titanium screws which are attached to the jawbone where the missing tooth used to be. These screws then have an abutment attached to them to which crowns, dentures or bridges may be added, depending on how many teeth you have missing. The result is like almost having a whole set of natural teeth again, as the dental implants are securely fitted and allow you to continue eating and drinking whatever you want, as well as only having to look after them by merely brushing, flossing and visiting the dentist for regular check-ups.
What else is good about dental implants Richmond?
While we understand that restoring your teeth makes an obvious aesthetic improvement to your smile, because nobody will know that you don’t have a full set of natural teeth, there are also other benefits for using implants. By attaching the screws to your jawbone, you are protecting the jawbone from losing its bone density. With replacement teeth in place, you are also protecting any remaining natural teeth and the gums from overexposure to bacteria. If you look after your teeth properly by brushing and flossing, and having check-ups, you should also be able to have implants that last you a lifetime.
A further benefit of having implants fitted is that they can add structure back into the face. When patients have missing teeth, they can experience shrinkage of the face, but implants add the firmness it needs to look more youthful and fresh-faced again! Treatments to have the implants fitted take no longer than normal dental appointments and all treatments are given with local anaesthetic, so you shouldn’t feel anything at all. There are also further sedatives available for nervous patients whom we are very experienced in supporting.
If you would like to find out more about how Sheen Dental Implants can help you, book in for a consultation, asking for Dr Harmit Kalsi. There’s no need to have goosebumps or feel disappointed by the sight of your missing teeth anymore; we are here to help and get your smile fulfilled!