Keeping your own teeth is by far the best choice but when this isn't possible dental implants provide the next best thing. Here we look at the top 5 benefits of dental implants as a choice for replacing missing teeth.
1. Second to only a real tooth
The implant replaces the root of your tooth and can be connected to a post and crown to provide a functional and natural looking replacement.
Unlike other tooth replacement options dental implants should last you a very long-time! The length of time they last will be determined mainly by how well you look after them, just like natural teeth you need to keep them nice and clean and have regular check ups to ensure the implants (and the rest of your mouth) is healthy.
3. Safe for other teeth
Unlike a conventional bridge, dental implants can be placed without causing any damage or risk to the adjacent teeth.
4. Cheapest option (long-term)
Whilst dental implants may seem like the most expensive option for replacing a tooth, when you look at the long-term value you may be surprised. Dentures and bridges have a limited life-span, regardless of how well you look after them, so this means that you may pay more than once for this type of treatment. On the other hand, dental implants may cost more at the outset but if you look after them, you can expect them to last a lifetime.
5. Proven track record & treatment you can trust
At Bath Spa Dentistry we have a proven track record in implant dentistry and you will be in exceptionally capable hands with our experienced team. Dermot McNulty has been practising implant dentistry for more than 30 years and during this time he has enjoyed a fantastic success rate of more than 95%.
So now you know the key benefits of dental implant treatment what are you waiting for? Get in touch and book your consultation with Lisa to find out exactly how dental implants could change your life!
There is no getting away from the fact that Dental Implants are expensive, BUT we encourage you to look at this expense as a long-term investment.
On average our implants costs from £2,400 for a straight-forward single implant & crown. If well cared for, you can realistically expect a dental implant to last for around 20 years or more. When you compare the longevity of this treatment option with those of alternatives such a bridges or dentures you begin to see the real value for money that dental implants can offer.
A denture can be expected to last you around 3-5 years meaning over the course of 20 years you could end up spending A LOT more than the cost of a dental implant.
Similarly, a bridge to replace 1 tooth is likely to last around 5-8 years so again over the course of 20 years you will likely spend far in excess of the cost of a dental implant.
So what are the benefits of dental implants?
A dental implant will provide a fixed and predictable solution for replacing missing teeth. You will avoid the challenges commonly experienced with other solutions such a dentures moving and being loose and uncomfortable.
Replacing missing teeth will give you a new found confidence improving your self-esteem.
Replacing missing teeth with a fixed solution will renew your freedom to eat whatever you like without restrictions, a steak, crusty bread, apples nothing will be off limits!
We think Dental Implants are well worth the investment and thanks to our flexible payment plans treatment has never been more affordable, book your free consultation to find out more.
So you have made the decision to go down the route of dental implant treatment to restore your smile but what now? Where do you start?
When looking for someone to look after your smile, you need to find someone that you trust and can feel comfortable with. It is important to find out what type of experience your dentist has in this type of treatment as dental implants can be complex and require a set of skills that can be proven with successful outcomes.
Where to start?
Do your research. The internet is a powerful tool so use it to your advantage! Look at patient feedback, reviews, examples of cases and details of qualifications and experience, all of this information will paint a detailed picture of whether you are looking at the right person for the job.
Once you have shortlisted your options, pick up the phone and see how you feel when speaking to different practices. Did the phone call fill you with confidence and make you feel at ease?
At Bath Spa Dentistry we give all our patients and prospective patients the opportunity to come in for a no obligation, complimentary consultation with our treatment co-ordinator. At this appointment you have the opportunity to find out how you feel about the practice, get an idea of the experience that we can provide and explore treatment options that might be available. It is also an opportunity for you to have a look around the practice and informally meet the team to see if you think we are the right fit for you.
Why Choose Bath Spa Dentistry
Dermot has a reputation as one of the most experienced and respected Implant Dentists in the UK. He has been practicing Implant Dentistry since 1987 and opened Bath Spa Dentistry in 2003 with the specific aim of providing advanced restorative and Implant Dentistry.
He embarked on an extensive postgraduate education in Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry learning from some of the finest Dental Clinicians all over the world. He became the first dentist in the West of England to complete the Diploma in Implant Dentistry in 2005 and has since become Lecturer, Examiner and Cohort Director of this prestigious course run at the Royal College of Surgeons, London, with parallel programmes in Leeds, Hong Kong and Germany and has continued to attend conferences all over the world.
Due to Dermot’s extensive experience and our state of the art facilities we can provide all aspects of dental implant treatment replacing single teeth, multiple teeth and full mouth reconstructions. Our friendly and experienced team are on hand every step of the way to provide you with not only the very best treatment but also an experience to remember.
You might be surprised to learn that in the UK approximately 27 million adults have at least 1 missing tooth. The most common reasons for losing teeth include infection, accidents and disease.
Statistics show that by the time you reach 65 you are likely to be missing at least four teeth, so it is no surprise that more than 15 million adults wear dentures!
A denture is a removable appliance that supports ‘false teeth’ and can be used to replace anything from a single tooth to a full set. Dentures have long been the solution for missing teeth but this option is not without pit falls.
Another solution for missing teeth is Dental Implants, these are small titanium screws that replace the root of a tooth, these screws can connect to a post and crown, bridge or even a specially made denture to provide a fixed and reliable solution for missing teeth.
Below we will explore the pros and cons of each option to help you decide which solution would be the best for you.
Dentures are relatively cost effective compared to other solutions.
The process of making dentures is quite quick.
If you subsequently lose more teeth it is sometimes possible to add teeth onto an existing denture instead of having a new denture made straightaway.
Dentures are tricky to wear, many people find that they move when eating and speaking and having to remove them after eating and at night can cause embarrassment for many patients.
Most people find that a fixative solution is necessary for holding dentures in place.
Following the loss of a tooth, it is normal for the jaw bone to shrink away which causes dentures to become loose and ill-fitting.
Typically a denture will last for around 5 years however in some cases it may be much less.
Lack of teeth and a shrinking jaw bone results in a change in facial profile giving an aged appearance
An implant looks, feels and acts just like a natural tooth.
Implants are more expensive than dentures and other options.
In some cases the process of implant treatment is more involved and time consuming that other solutions
Dentures are a great solution for replacing missing teeth but in some cases living with dentures can be troublesome and far from ideal. Dental implants provide a predictable and fixed alternative and may be a better long-term investment for you.
Book your FREE consultation with our treatment co-ordinator Lisa to find out what options might be the best choice for you. An appointment with Lisa will provide you with an opportunity to have an informal chat over a cup of tea/coffee and ask all the questions you want answers to about your treatment options including costs and finance options.