A beautiful smile for life at your dentist in Sheffield
The health of your teeth and gums and the aesthetic appearance of your smile can slowly decline as a natural part of the ageing process. Despite good oral hygiene over the course of life, you may find that with age your teeth become more sensitive, slightly weaker and lose their natural shine. Unfortunately you may even experience tooth loss. Here at Sandygate Dental we aim to help you retain your natural teeth for the whole of your life. Visiting our dentist in Sheffield on a regular basis and maintaining a good daily dental hygiene routine is key to enjoying good oral health for life, allowing our dentist to detect any issues early on to prevent complications in the long run.
In the past missing teeth were commonly found amongst the older population. Thanks to advances in dental technology more people are able to retain their natural teeth later on in life. However, if you find yourself in a situation where you have lost a tooth and then speak to us at our practice to find out about the different types of tooth replacement therapy available with our dentist in Sheffield. The availability of effective prosthodontics means that missing teeth should be a thing of the past.
Dental implants have become the gold standard in tooth replacement therapy. Over the last few decades there has been a surge in popularity of dental implants for replacing missing teeth amongst patients and dentists alike. Whether you are looking to replace one missing tooth, multiple missing teeth or your whole set of teeth you can speak to our dentist in Sheffield and find out how dental implants may be the perfect solution for addressing your tooth loss.
To find out if dental implants are the right treatment option, you need to visit our dentist for a thorough examination of your teeth and gums. Dental implants require sufficient healthy bone for the implant to be inserted into your jaw, so the earlier you contact our dentist in Sheffield the greater chance there is of easier and successful treatment. You may require bone grafting, however this varies from patient to patient and will be discussed with you at the time of your examination.
Dental implant surgery is an invasive dental procedure, which requires drilling into the bone socket of your missing tooth so that the implant can be inserted securely and accurately. A natural process known as osseointegration causes bone cells to form around the implant so that it is securely fixed into your jaw. This process can take approximately three months during which time our dentist will examine your mouth to make sure that successful osseointegration is occurring. Once our dentist is happy that the implant is successfully integrated into the bone of your jaw, a small cut will be made to expose the top of the implant to which an abutment or connector post will be joined, then finally your choice of prosthetic can be securely fixed. You may choose to have a crown or a set of dentures to meet your specific dental needs and your personal preferences. Speak to us at Sandygate Dental today to find out more about dental implants for yourself.