Replacing lost teeth with dental implants

It can be a bit of a wrench when you have to let go of failing teeth. After all, these are important body parts that have been with you since you were 8 or 9 years old. They’ve done you great service, but for some reason or another, they’re more of a hindrance than a help these days, and it’s time to move on. But how are you going to replace your biters and chewers?

At Waters Green Dental and Implant Clinic, we see more and more of our patients choosing dental implants over dentures or bridges. There’s good reason for this choice and as a dentist in Macclesfield, it’s a choice we agree with.

Why choose dental implants?

Think about what teeth are used for. Biting, chewing, smiling, talking, and laughing are all important functions, and if your natural teeth can’t manage them anymore, why choose a replacement that doesn’t do a very good job either?

Dental implants provide maximum stability because they are anchored into the jawbone. The implants fuse with the bone, meaning you can continue to eat whatever you want and laugh and talk, all without worrying about your teeth losing their grip and starting to slide around.

The implant process

If you are interested in dental implants, the first step is to book a consultation with the dentist in Macclesfield. We will take a good look at your teeth and also at the interior of your jawbone, with scans and x-rays, to see how strong it is.

If your jawbone is in good condition, we can proceed to planning implant surgery. If not, we will factor in some preparatory work to get your jawbone in good shape, using bone grafts or sinus lifts.

For implant surgery, the dentist in Macclesfield uses a local anaesthetic, which is plenty to numb you. If you are nervous, you can also have sedation, which will deeply relax you.

Once your implants are in, you will need to wait some months for them to integrate before we add your handmade porcelain crowns.

Interested? Come on in and find out more in an exploratory chat.

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