Dental Implants

A strong, long lasting replacement for your missing teeth

People who do not attend for dental check ups may become the victim of tooth decay and require tooth extraction. The problem with removing teeth is that they do not grow back and a gap will be left between your remaining teeth. From a cosmetic perspective this can be very depressing for the patient and can have a negative effect on self-confidence. From a functional point of view, missing teeth can lead to speech and eating problems and drifting teeth.

At O'Connor Moore Dental Practice we offer dental implants to help in such situations. Dental implants are the closest you can get to natural teeth and provide a strong, long lasting replacement for your missing teeth. Dental implants are now the replacement option of choice, over dentures and bridges, as they provide an extra level of stability and aesthetics.

Pros of Dental Implants

Dental implants are very long lasting and require very little maintenance. Both ceramic and porcelain can be used as a material for the crown. Dental implants help improve speech as unlike dentures, they dont move in the mouth. With dental implants oral hygiene can be maintained in the same way as your own teeth and you can floss and brush like you would do with natural teeth. The overall benefits of dental implants greatly contribute towards self esteem.

Cons of Dental Implants

One of the main reasons why many are unable to have dental implants is due to the cost involved. However, due to the long lasting results and life-like nature of implants, this is something that many are content with. People with weak jaws are sometimes unable to have implants or require procedures such as bone grafting. For the most part, though, this is an advantageous treatment for the patient and one that will have a beneficial effect in all walks of life.

If you are seeking more information on dental implants, please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to assist