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Knightshill Dental Practice

132 Knights Hill, West Norwood, London SE27 0SR


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Dental Implant Benefits


Still unsure about whether implants are right for you? We have looked at the benefits of opting for implants over other tooth replacement methods. These include:





Dental implants or implant supported dentures donít ever have to be removed. No more embarrassing inconvenience of removing your dentures every night. And no more messy adhesives to hold them in place. Dental implants are as convenient as having your own teeth.



Dental implants improve your smile


Replacing missing teeth with dental implants is very important for your front teeth. Whereas, a bridge or partial denture does not protect bone loss and causes a visible bone defect, a dental implant prevents bone loss and gives a natural appearance.



Dental Implants behave like natural teeth


Probably the biggest advantage of a dental implant is that it restores full chewing power! When your implant has been placed, completely healed and restored, you may not be able to tell the difference between your natural tooth and the implant tooth. You can eat, brush and floss with it completely normally.



Dental Implants prevent bone loss


A major benefit of dental implants is that they prevent bone loss. As the jawbone requires pressure from chewing in order to maintain its density, it will deteriorate in the absence of a tooth. In fact, in the first year after you lose a tooth, your bone will lose 25% of its volume and this will continue for as long as the tooth goes un-replaced by an implant.


Regular dentures and bridges can actually worsen bone loss because there is nothing to stimulate the bone. On the other hand, implant-supported dentures and bridges act like natural teeth and provide the pressure necessary to maintain bone density.



Dental implants feel natural


Dental implants feel and function just like your own teeth. There are no restrictions on the types of food you can eat. Many find that they can return to eating the kinds of foods theyíve missed for years with dentures.



You can enjoy attractive, healthy-looking smiles again with the help of dental implants!



Oral health


Unlike a tooth-supported bridge, dental implants donít require altering your other teeth. This leaves more of your own teeth intact, which improves your long-term oral health.



Easier eating


Missing teeth or loose dentures can make chewing difficult. Dental implants function like your own teeth, allowing you to eat a wider variety of foods with confidence and without discomfort.



Permanent solution


There are no loose parts to worry about. The implant is stable and comfortable. No adjustment is needed after installation. Normally, it will serve its owner for life.



Keeps teeth in place


Dentures may slip when you eat, talk, smile, laugh, kiss, yawn or cough, so you have to "re-position" them back into place in the mouth. Dental implants are fixed in place and fuse naturally with your jawbone, meaning your replacement teeth won't move, click or shift.


If you have any unanswered questions about dental implants visit our page on Dental Implants Frequently Asked Questions.