If you have been finding that your fixed bridge or dentures don’t really cut the mustard and they are now at the point of needing to be replaced, perhaps now is the time to consider upgrading to dental implants in Cheltenham.
At Cheltenham Dental Spa, we believe that dental implants are the first choice for replacing lost teeth, whether it’s a single tooth, a few teeth or even all of your teeth.
The reason we are so keen on dental implants in Cheltenham is that they give much better functionality that either bridges or dentures.
It’s all about the roots
Nature designed our teeth to get their stability from being anchored into the jawbone. Unfortunately, neither dentures nor bridges use the jawbone at all.
Dentures rely on suction to the gums for their stability and at best can only offer about a quarter of the chewing power of natural teeth. Also, the gums tend to recede and the jawbone shrink when there are no longer teeth in it to stimulate bone cell renewal, which means that dentures become looser over time.
Bridges are fixed to neighbouring healthy teeth, borrowing off their roots for stability.
Dental implants however, are fixed into the jawbone to provide 100% of the stability of previous natural teeth. The titanium that the implants are made of stimulates the bone to grow new tissue all over the implants. This is what holds them in place and it is so effective that implants usually stay in place for decades.
Dental implants in Cheltenham with us at Cheltenham Dental Spa can be used to replace even an entire arch of teeth. There is no need to have one implant per crown. One implant can support up to three teeth and an entire arch can be supported on between four and six of them.
Dental implants in Cheltenham can also be used to give stability to wobbly dentures. We can either use new dentures or get your existing ones customised to attach to the implants.
Why not pop in for a consultation and find out how dental implants could change your life?