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Dental Implants In Richmond – Not All Are Created Equally

Just like the computer and internet age, dental implants are still very much in their infancy. Even though the very first implants were placed nearly 50 years ago they haven’t really become a popular form of denture replacement until the last decade or so. For many years, here at Sheen Dental we’ve been placing dental implants in Richmondand during this time we’ve seen both implant treatment methods and implant construction change greatly as new technology takes shape.


Like all emerging sciences, systems become antiquated over time as newer systems are developed. For implants this means that many brands and models that were deemed ‘cutting edge’ a few years ago might not be the case today. In most instances older models still function well and can still be purchased quite easily today, but how does this make them look?


The first years of implant technology concentrated more on finding the right materials that wouldn’t be rejected by the human body and as a result aesthetics tended to take a bit of a back seat. Because of this, older implants generally didn’t look great and many showed their metal edges after only a few years of wear.


Nowadays. some dental clinics will use older designed implants simply because they’re cheaper to buy. It might be so that the clinic can pass those savings to the end user (the patient) and gain a price advantage from their competitors; or it may be to create a bigger profit margin for the clinic. Whatever the reason, the patient will probably encounter the same fundamental problem in that after a few years of wear, their newly fitted dental implants just aren’t going to be ‘all that’.


Conversely if a patient opts for a costly, but newer dental implant in Richmond, it’s going to be made primarily with comfort, aesthetics and durability in mind as well as functionality. For the patient it means that they are more likely to be fitted with an implant that looks amazingly life-like as well as feeling great.


Clearly then not all dental implants are created equal and if you do decide to take the cheaper option  be aware that the end result might not be all that it’s cracked up to be.


At Sheen Dental we only use the best dental implants in Richmond that are well proven, so if you want to know more about the types of implant we use or about dental implants in general and how they could help you, then contact us for as free, no-obligation consultation on 020 8876 5277. Alternatively, if you’re still not convinced that dental implants are for you, then check out our website at www.sheendental.co.uk where you can find a wealth of information to help you make an informed choice about your dental future.

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