bearded man with a dental gapLosing a tooth can be devastating. What are you supposed to do? How do you replace something that was never supposed to come out? Dental implants could be the answer. They will do the job of your natural teeth and last you just as long as well.

Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that will give you back everything you lost. They can mimic your real teeth in almost every way. Your real teeth don’t move – that is what nature intended. Dental implants, made from titanium, fuse with your jawbone over the course of a month or two. This gives them the same level of stability as your natural teeth. At Smylife in Manchester, implants dentists have collectively been placing implants for over 35 years and have successfully treated over 4000 cases of missing teeth.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

Stability – Dental implants offer an unrivalled level of stability that will leave you with a happy, confident smile, without the need for uncomfortable or ill-fitting dentures.

Bone health – When you see people who have lost teeth and have replaced them, their faces can have a shriveled or sagging appearance. This is not just because their teeth are missing but because their jawbones have deteriorated. This happens because when your lose a tooth, the tooth root goes with it. This means your jawbone no longer receives the stimulation of chewing and biting from your teeth. Dental implants sit within your jawbone and combined with your replacement crown help provide this much needed stimulation.

Life span – Dental implants are realistically the only tooth replacement option that can last your entire life with a good oral hygiene regime. The first dental implants using titanium were placed in a patient in 1965 and those implants lasted 40 years!

Your dental implant journey

Dental implants are placed during a minor surgical procedure. Local anaesthetic will be used to keep discomfort to a minimum. After a period of healing, you can come back to have your replacement teeth attached on top. The final outcome: a complete restoration of your missing teeth from top to bottom.