People lose their teeth for many reasons, but whatever the reasons the consequences can have a negative impact on your quality of life. You may no longer be able to eat the foods you once enjoyed, you may be self-conscious about your appearance, you may even stop laughing or smiling and cover your mouth in order to hide the missing teeth. Fortunately, modem dentistry can offer a way to replace missing teeth with implants.
Implants can be an attractive alternative to dentures and bridges. We can use dental implants to replace one or several missing teeth. In some circumstances we can use them to support an entire set of artificial teeth. They can also be utilised to minimise movement of a denture by attaching denture clips or magnets into the denture and attaching the denture to the implants. This can be removed for cleaning the denture easily. In some cases, we can permanently attach the denture to the implant screws so that it is not removable.
Some of the benefits of a dental implant is that they can withstand greater bite pressure when used with dentures, prevent bone loss in the jaw which causes adjacent teeth to be vulnerable and possibly come loose, prevent hollowed or collapsed cheeks which is a common after effect of having an extraction, usually offer more comfort than a denture, like natural teeth they are cleaned by toothpaste and floss, no special cleaning products required.
Implant procedures are highly specialised. For some dental implants your whole procedure will be performed onsite at Azura. For more complicated implant cases we may complete part of your treatment with us, and part will be performed by a highly regarded and specially chosen specialist. This will be discussed at your initial consult, and you will be advised which if any appointments will occur offsite. At Azura we choose the specialists we refer to very specifically to suit our patient’s needs, and we work very closely with them to ensure you have the best possible experience.