We get so used to taking our bodies for granted that when something stops working, or doesn’t work so well anymore, it can be a real shock. If you are losing your teeth, you may be wondering how best to replace them. It’s always worth having a chat with your dentist in Macclesfield about the various methods of tooth replacement; you may even find out about treatments that are new to you.
Here at Waters Green Dental and Implant Clinic, your dentist in Macclesfield, we find that more and more of our patients are choosing to have dental implants to replace lost teeth. You can be forgiven for never having heard of dental implants: they are so good at what they do that you may never suspect that the people around you have them already.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are titanium posts or screws that go into your jawbone where they fuse with your bone tissue to give as much stability as you would expect from healthy natural teeth.
It takes a few months for the implants to fuse with your bone. After that process has taken place, and the dentist in Macclesfield has attached your new crowns, you will be able to eat whatever you like again. You can bite into crunchy celery, you can make short work of a steak, even toffees or crackling won’t defeat you.
How much hassle are dental implants?
We think that dental implants are very little hassle once they have fused with your jawbone. During the healing period, you will have to be careful to eat soft foods and keep your implants super clean, but once the crowns have been fixed on, you can stick to a regular routine. All you have to do is brush thoroughly twice a day, give your implants a good flossing before bed and have regular plaque removal sessions with the hygienist.
If you keep gum disease at bay, your implants can last for decades.
Why not make an appointment with the dentist in Macclesfield to find out more? We can take a look at your teeth and jawbone and see if you are a suitable candidate for treatment.