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The Rising Popularity of Dental Implants and How They Are Changing Lives

In terms of dentistry, the use of dental implants is a relatively new process and implant options which were before only open to a select few are now becoming more widely available. The results are that not only are they a ‘once and for all’ solution to missing, broken or damaged teeth, they’re also changing lives. For this reason, whether you require dental implants in Richmond, or anywhere else in the country, there will be a highly skilled team of clinicians, technicians and surgeons, to make it happen.

A brief history

The original idea of replacing broken or missing teeth isn’t a modern concept and in fact dates back  to the ancient Mayans who first utilised sea shells which were carved to resemble teeth for this very purpose. Moving forward into the mid twentieth century, and a breakthrough by Per Ingvar Branemark a Swedish orthopaedic surgeon, was taking place. He first discovered the process of osseointegration. This is where over time, a material such as titanium could be fused with bone to create an incredibly strong and solid platform. This now meant that implants that were made of titanium and affixed into the jaw line could become part of the bone and living tissue. Ever since then titanium dental implants have been changing lives.


Restore self confidence

For those who have experienced broken, damaged, or even missing teeth as a result of an accident or poor diet, then the importance of dental implants can never be underestimated. They look and feel just like normal teeth and is a permanent solution to your teeth problems. Previously, those who had experienced tooth loss would have to endure dentures, plates or crowns. This meant constant worries that they would slip or fall out if not affixed properly, having to learn to change the way the denture wearer spoke to avoid annunciation problems, or having to adapt to a complex daily cleaning ritual. All of these things made it very difficult for that person to feel confident about themselves, especially when we live in such an image conscious society.

Nowadays, those who choose to undergo a dental implant in Richmond or the rest of the UK, can be guaranteed that they’ll be receiving replacement prosthetics that act and function just like their normal teeth and that means no speech problems, no specialised cleaning routines and above all, an all-round permanent solution with no fuss! For many people who’ve suffered missing teeth, the chance to bring back their smile and to be themselves once again is something that they’ve hankered after for many years. Well-fitting dental implants can give the wearer the chance to experience life as a normal human being once again.

If you want to know more about dental implants in Richmond and how Sheen Dental can help, then contact us on 020 8876 5277 or visit the website at www.sheendental.co.uk today and make a difference to your life!

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