Dental implants have replaced more traditional tooth replacement options in recent years and for good reason. These small, titanium posts are attached directly to the jawbone and fuse with the bone tissue to create artificial tooth roots.
Regardless of why you need dental implants in Cheltenham, at Cheltenham Dental Spa, we will do our best to replace your missing teeth and restore your oral function. Our practice offers a wide selection of implant solutions, whether you are missing one single tooth or several teeth. We can also restore your entire mouth with dental implants without breaking the bank.
What are dental implants and why are they so effective?
Dental implants are very small posts which are placed into the jawbone through a small oral surgery. Their aim is to support restorations that mirror either a single tooth or a group of missing teeth. These restorations can either be crowns, bridges or dentures. The need for dental implants in Cheltenham can be caused by tooth decay, gum disease, an accident or simply old age. And unlike regular dentures and bridges, these small titanium posts are incorporated into the jawbone and do not rely on your teeth and gums adding unnecessary pressure.
Ask your dentist about the maintenance of your dental implants
Dental implants do not require special care as long as you brush and floss them daily along with the rest of your natural teeth. However, you should be careful about a few things.
For starters, smoking can seriously compromise the proper function of dental implants (even after the healing period has passed), because it encourages the development of gum disease. Staying away from nicotine for good is the best thing you can do about your dental implants and your oral health in general.
If you want to ensure that your dental implants are thoroughly cleaned, you can invest in interdental brushes or a water pick. Both devices will clean around your dental implants thoroughly, avoiding the accumulation of food remains and bacteria in-between your dental implants.
Don’t be afraid to ask
All in all, dental implants should be treated just like your regular teeth. If you have any questions about their maintenance, don’t hesitate to call us today.