More than a pretty face
Our teeth are important. They are not purely the tools with which we speak, eat and communicate, but they also help form the entire structure of our faces. Without them, we’d each look completely different, as well as struggle to complete any task we take for granted using them. As such, it is understandable that any who have suffered the loss of their teeth, from either accidental damage, or neglect, may find every aspect of their daily lives negatively impacted. For those who are seeking dental implants in Barnsley, they can be assured that they will receive treatment of the highest standard from dentists in this area and find all aspects of their lives improved as a result.
Helping you find your smile
Those who suffer from missing teeth may, amongst other things, find it to have a detrimental effect on their social lives as they often suffer from social anxiety about exposing a smile that is unsightly and full of large gaps. This, in turn, may impede them from smiling regularly, which – as one may assume – can only have a negative effect on their overall mental well-being. In response to this, an increasing number of those who suffer from missing teeth are turning to dental science and innovation to combat this misfortune. The process of undertaking dental implant treatment initially consists of a consultation period for the patient and a practitioner of their choosing. During these consultations, the procedure is covered in detail, and the patient is taken through each stage of the dental implant process and what they can expect the results to be. Only once the patient feels comfortable and confident with the process, does the actual procedure start.
Bridging the gaps
The process of installing dental implants initially begins with a small hole being surgically drilled into the gap in the patient’s gum, where the missing tooth (or teeth) should be. Afterwards, a titanium socket is then inserted into the hole and left to heal. During the brief healing period that follows, the titanium which is specifically chosen for its unique ability to fuse with human bone tissue, fuses with the bone in the patient’s gum. This normally results in the socket being firmly fixed in place within the patient’s mouth. Following this, a replica tooth (or denture) that is constructed from either plastic or porcelain would then be fixed into the socket, and thus the gap in the patient’s mouth would be filled. The replica tooth is specifically colour matched to seamlessly align with the surrounding teeth, resulting in the patient having a virtually indistinguishable, good-as-new replacement tooth.
Bringing joy to patients’ faces
Treatment of this nature can have a massively beneficial effect in restoring the self-esteem of those who seek it, as it affords them the ability to once again smile to their fullest potential without having to be concerned about exposing any large or unsightly gaps in their mouths. By eliminating any potential embarrassment in smiling, patients who receive dental implant surgery can find their overall mental well-being and levels of happiness increased tenfold as well as their self-confidence.