When it comes to finding a dentist in Sheffield who has all the treatments you could ever need, at Sandygate Dental, we believe we are up there as the dental practice who ticks all the right boxes. We offer general dentistry, preventive dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, and facial aesthetics treatments to finish off your look. With a focus on the patient as an individual, we always strive to ensure that our patients all enjoy their treatments and don’t find it stressful coming to see us. We believe that visiting a dentist in Sheffield shouldn’t be a chore, but an experience, and we take every step to ensure that your first visit won’t be your last. With our wide range of treatments, you shouldn’t need to go to another dental practice, but also, our team is keen to meet you and get to know you as an individual, taking time to listen to your concerns and goals for your smile. We want you to relax, safe in the knowledge that you’re in good hands with our dentist in Sheffield! An example of one of our treatments that we offer that is designed to make your life better is dental implantation, which we use for replacing missing teeth.
How do dental implants work?
Your tooth has two parts: the visible part you can see, and the root that attaches to the jawbone and keeps your natural teeth secure in your mouth. When you have lost a tooth, replacement teeth can address the visible part that you use to eat your food with and to smile an aesthetically pleasing smile. Dental implants are designed to secure these replacement teeth by acting as the second part of your tooth that isn’t visible to others - the root. Dental implants are metal screws that are therefore attached to the jawbone. They are fixed into position after your gums have healed around them over a few weeks. To these screws, we can then attach your replacement teeth of crowns, bridges or dentures. By having dental implants, your replacement teeth should stay strong in your mouth and you should feel like you have a natural smile again!
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Dental implants offer a great solution to missing teeth, because they enable the replacement teeth to be fixed securely into your mouth at all times. You won’t need to remove them, when you go to bed, nor will you have to worry about how you maintain them. All you need to do is brush and floss regularly, as well as come and see us for your routine check-ups. If you take care of your dental implants in this way, then you could have them for the rest of your life!
There are also clear health benefits to replacing your missing teeth. There has been research that suggests that missing teeth can lead to other health issues. In addition, by having gaps in your smile, you leave the teeth and gums exposed more to bacteria. You could also find that if you have had speech difficulties or chewing issues because of your missing teeth, that these things are remedied by having dental implants. It is also possible that concomitant jaw pain is eased by dental implants. Furthermore, if your face has become drawn due to the missing teeth you have, your face could even look younger when you replace them, thereby adding the structure your face needs to support the skin and allow it to look more youthful.
If you are looking for a treatment such as dental implants, come and visit us at Sandygate Dental and have a consultation. During this appointment, we will examine your teeth and recommend treatments that are suitable for you. If you do choose dental implants, we can’t wait to make you whole again and get you smiling your best smile!