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Are Dental Implants Safe and How Long Do They Last?

Posted 1 July 2014 in News

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Dental implants have been a major development in the dental industry and now many people are benefitting from the procedure. Designed to look and behave the same way as normal teeth they are incredibly natural looking and they are very difficult to tell the difference between them and normal teeth.

If you currently have missing teeth and feel self-conscious about it then dental implants are an excellent solution. Not only will your teeth look as good as new again but the effect it will have on your own self-confidence and sense of well being can be extremely positive.

Despite this, one of the main things that hold people back from having dental implants is fear. Fear about them being safe, will the procedure hurt? And will they last very long? These are quite natural fears to have but actually there is no reason to worry.

Dental implants are a perfectly safe, well researched and well established treatment that has been tried and tested and proven to offer many benefits. And that’s not just us saying that: The British Dental Health Foundation supports this view as well.

Whether you need all your teeth replacing or just a few, dental implants are a safe solution. It is a relatively painless process where a local anaesthetic is used. There may be a little discomfort after the treatment but this only lasts about a week and then everything feels normal again.

Looking After Your Dental Implants

Similar to normal teeth, how long your dental implants last will very much depend upon how well you care for them. If you look after them appropriately and the jaw bone that they are connected to is healthy and strong, then dental implants can last for at least 15 years and in many cases, much longer than that.

After having dental implants we always advise our patients on the best way to care for their teeth and we strongly recommend that all regular maintenance appointments are kept so that the implants are well cared for.

Just like normal teeth, if you don’t look after your implants then they can develop problems which could lead to bleeding, soreness and gum infection so it pays to follow the cleaning and maintenance routine that is recommended.

Many of our patients have benefited from having dental implants fitted and the overall experience has enhanced their sense of well being, self-confidence and self-esteem.

Contact us now to find out more about our dental implant service. We would be happy to help you.

Call us now to make an appointment on 024 7668 6690

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