If you have reached the stage where you need to get replacement teeth, it’s probably been a while since you felt really good about your smile. Maybe you lost some teeth in an accident. Maybe, they’ve been crumbling away for a while. Whatever the reason, you’ve probably had feelings about your teeth that range on a spectrum from frustration to despair.
Looking into the future, how do you feel about your replacement teeth? Are you worried you’ll lose food choices and have to deal with embarrassing fails on the part of your false teeth? Would you like to fall back in love with your smile and feel great about your teeth again? At Cheltenham Dental Spa, we rather think you would, and we have a way that you can do so.
Instead of getting fixed bridgework, or full or partial dentures, we can offer you dental implants in Cheltenham.
Dental implants in Cheltenham are small titanium tapered screws or posts that we put into your jawbone under local anaesthetic. After 2-6 months, your jawbone will have grown new tissue all over the implants because titanium is amazingly biocompatible.
Once this has happened, we can then attach custom-made porcelain crowns to the implants. These are made to match your existing teeth, and will be indistinguishable from them.
Everyone thinks that dental implants in Cheltenham are expensive and while it is true that the initial outlay can be a good deal more than having dentures or a bridge, it’s important to bear a few things in mind.
Firstly, one dental implant can support up to 3 crowns a bridge. We can put a whole arch of teeth onto 4-6 implants.
Secondly, dental implants in Cheltenham last for at least 15 years. You will probably need to get the crowns replaced at some point, but the posts can last for decades if you look after them well. This means careful brushing and flossing plus regular hygienist visits so that plaque does not turn into gum disease.
That’s all you need to do. Over the decades, you could have to replace dentures and fixed bridgework several times over, and they could work out to cost just as much as dental implants.