Implants: PROS AND CONS: WHAT’S THE STORY?
What are the benefits of tooth implants?
Implants (Dental), when fitted with a crown or bridge, is the closest thing to getting your own teeth back, as the implant acts as the missing tooth root and the crown or bridge as the teeth themselves.
What are the advantages of Implants?
Implant-retained crowns and bridges can look and feel just like your own teeth. Most restorations are made of porcelain or high-quality acrylic which mimic the colour, shade and light-reflecting qualities of natural teeth, making them blend in. And because they fuse with the bone, they become permanently fixed, feeling as comfortable as natural teeth. http://www.exeterdentalimplants.co.uk
Can you eat normally with tooth implants?
In a nutshell, yes! Implant-retained crowns or bridges function in the same way as natural teeth, meaning you can eat any food you like – with confidence and without pain – including foods that are hard, like apples, or difficult to chew, like crusty bread or steak.
How long do they last?
If cared for properly, they will typically last 15-25+ years but can even last up to a lifetime. Restorations, such as crowns, may become worn down after 10-15 years, but these can be replaced without the need for further surgery or new implants. Tgis can vary from patient to patient and how well they are looked after.
How painful is getting an implant?
Implant surgery itself can be pain-free. After the procedure, some patients may feel slight discomfort, although this typically subsides after a day or so. See what other patients say about us. https://thewhytehouse.com/testimonials/
Can they be removed?
Implants are permanently fixed in place, so you don’t have to remove them for cleaning or at night or to worry about them moving or falling out.
What are the downsides?
A period of healing is needed before the final, permanent crown or bridge can be fitted, typically 3-6 months. Porcelain crowns and bridgework on implants are more liable to fracture than natural teeth due to a lack of shock absorbency between the implants and the jawbone. Implants may work out more expensive than alternative treatments.
What is the success rate?
Implant surgery has a clinical success rate of around 95%. However, as with all surgical procedures, it comes with inherent risks, side effects and possible complications. Always pick a great surgeon with a great reputation.
Dr Richard Brookshaw