The ten things everyone with missing teeth should know about dental implants

1. Dental implants look and feel natural

Many patients report that they cannot tell any difference between their dental implants and natural teeth.

2. You can eat anything you want

Tooth implants enable people to eat, speak and laugh normally. Teeth supported by dental implants don’t move around. They are as solid and reliable as natural teeth.

3. Dental implants are worth the money

The Oral Health Foundation says that “Over the longer term, implants are usually a more cost-effective and satisfactory option.”

4. Dental implants are the only treatment that replace tooth roots

All other dental treatments only replace the tooth, not the tooth root. Over the longer term a missing tooth root can lead to bone loss, movement of adjacent teeth and changes in face shape.

5. No damage to other teeth

Unlike a conventional bridge, replacement teeth supported by dental implants do not damage any remaining healthy teeth.

6. Implant teeth last a lifetime

With good oral hygiene, dental implants can be expected to last a lifetime. This makes them an excellent investment.

7. Securing loose dentures

Dentures supported with implants don’t move around in the mouth, or put pressure on the gums. Implants can be used with both fixed and removable dentures.

8. Preventing bone loss

Bone beneath a denture shrinks because it is not being used and chewing pressure reduces blood supply. Dental implants replace lost tooth roots and do not press on the gums. This means they can help to prevent bone loss in the jaw. 

9. You don’t need a referral from your own dentist

You can get dental implants from any of the clinics listed on  Find the dentist closest to you and contact them directly through the website.

10. You can get finance to help spread the cost

Many dentists offer finance packages to help with the cost of dental implants. Visit and ask about finance when you contact your chosen implant dentist.

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