Welcome To Modern Dentistry – Dental Implants Are Here To Stay!
If you’re considering undergoing surgery by having dental implants in Richmond, you’ll be pleased to know that they’ve come a long way since their humble beginnings back in the 1950’s when the process was accidentally discovered. It’s fair to say that back then they weren’t very well understood and it remained this way for the next 30 years. Then in the 1980’s a Swedish research professor discovered how you could trick the body into accepting the implant and this became an amazing breakthrough.
Before this point dentists could really only ever remove teeth, but now they could rebuild them and this became a true revelation. However it wasn’t all plain sailing because at that point the technology was expensive and as a result very few were performed. Luckily 25 years on the technology has improved ten-fold and the manufacturing process has become cheaper, meaning that in some cases it’s now cheaper to be fitted for a dental implant rather than the old fashioned way of fixing teeth using crowns, bridges and root canals.
It’s not just single teeth that dental implants can replace. Instead technology allows implant dentists the ability to replace multiple and even whole rows of teeth using strategically placed implants. This means that every time you experience a missing or broken tooth or teeth the aspect of having a dental implant in Richmond for example, should always be considered as a strong option.
The benefits that they can bring far outweigh any other type of tooth replacement. Let’s look at the long-term as an example. Provided that dental implants are cared for using good standards of oral hygiene, they’ve been proven to last forty years or more. Compare this to standard dentures and you can say that implants can last four or five times as long. Aside from the long term benefits, there’s the psychological aspect of knowing that you have a tooth or teeth that is/are permanently fixed giving you the ability to smile, eat and chew without fear of uncomfortable or embarrassing situations.
Looking into the future, dental implant technology allows teeth to be constructed that are so lifelike, so durable and so hassle -free for the patient that there’s a strong chance that standard dentures, or other forms of teeth replacement are likely to become a thing of the past.
If you want to find out more about just how dental implants in Richmond can change your life then contact Sheen Dental on 020 8876 5277 or visit our website at www.sheendental.co.uk and book yourself a free, no obligation consultation. Here you can get all your questions and concerns answered by Dr Harmit Kalsi and the team, allowing you to make an informed dental decision.