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A woman smiling after having her procedure If you’ve experienced tooth loss you may feel self-consciousness, to the point where you shy away from talking or smiling. Tooth loss can also lead to irregularities in your bite and so negatively effect everyday eating habits. Dental implants could be the answer you’ve been waiting for. They help prevent and remedy more serious health problems caused by tooth loss, as well as restoring the aesthetics of your smile.

There are several options to consider when treating missing teeth. However, dental implants have been proven to be more effective than other restoration techniques. In fact, there are many cases in which dental implants are the only solution for restoring complete oral function to your teeth and its supporting structures, namely the jawbone and gums. Dental implants are often used to support crowns, bridges or a permanent denture. For dental implants in Buckinghamshire, you can visit Smile Design Dental, where dentist Dr. Suri has acquired an excellent reputation in restoring missing teeth.

Are they successful?

Studies have shown that 95% of lower jaw dental implants and 90% percent of upper jaw dental implants are successful, making dental implants among the most effective procedures in modern dentistry. The reason upper jaw implants show a slightly lower success rate is because the upper jaw isn’t as dense as the lower jaw, which can make the anchoring dental implant a bit more challenging.

As with any treatments, there is no absolute guarantee that a dental implant procedure will be successful. Implant failure usually arises from an inability of the implant to fuse to the jawbone correctly. If an implant is poorly placed, fusion between the implant and bone may not occur as planned, which means the implant could break, become infected, or the crown may simply become loose.

Smokers are at a higher risk for implant failure and are often advised to quit smoking before undergoing the procedure.

These reasons make it extremely important to pick a reliable and respected dental implant dentist, such as at Simply Teeth. With a professional implant dentist at the helm, you are far more likely to enjoy a successful treatment and go on to reap the many long-term benefits of dental implants, both in terms of cosmetics and your dental health.

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