A missing tooth or missing teeth can result in more than just cosmetic issues. Dramatically decreased confidence, difficulty chewing food, or the inability to eat certain foods, and structural complications are all side effects of lost teeth. If you are one of the many people who have missing teeth, you have options! Dental bridges, dentures and dental implants are all solutions for missing teeth.  With a few exceptions, dental implants are a great option for many people. They tend to be more comfortable for patients, they look more natural, and they last longer than the alternatives.

Five Signs That You Should Consider Dental Implants

You Eat What You Can, Not What You Want

When you go out for a meal, do you choose what you can eat, rather than what you want to eat, because it’s difficult to chew food or you have to be careful because that tooth just isn’t right? One of the most common side effects of missing teeth is that simple tasks like biting and chewing become awkward or even painful. After healing, dental implants feel very comfortable and promote normal chewing and biting function. You can enjoy all of your favourite foods, even meats and crunchy fruits and vegetables!

Your Dentures Have a Life of Their Own

Unfortunately, many of the problems associated with ill-fitting dentures are believed to be “normal” for false teeth. In reality, however, any overt problems with dentures are an indication that they should be adjusted or replaced. Due to loose dentures, people can experience soreness in their mouth, problems eating and speaking, not to mention the embarrassment of teeth moving around unnaturally.

Implant retained dentures have small stud caps fitted into the base of the denture which clip onto the implants placed in the jaw. They are much more secure and comfortable than traditional removable dentures and can give you the roof of your mouth back. You won’t even feel like you’re wearing dentures. Dentures are commonly used by people as they get older. Read out blog on teeth over 50 for more information on your options.

You’re Insecure About Your Appearance

There’s no way around it, missing teeth are a cosmetic eyesore. Gaps or spaces between the teeth can detract from an otherwise attractive smile and appearance. If you have one or more missing teeth, it’s natural to feel self-conscious or embarrassed by your smile. Dental implants look exactly like a normal tooth, in fact most people will never know you have them.

Your Face Looks Sunken-in

Missing teeth can cause the jawbone to deteriorate as the bone around where the root of the tooth was is no longer needed. Resorption of bone can lead to the facial structure starting to collapse, giving the face a “sunken-in” look. This causes a prematurely aged look. Dental implants help to preserve the jawbone which in turn maintain a healthy, normal facial structure.

You Have a Bridge or Crown That Keeps Falling Out

Many people have problems with failing bridges and crowns falling out, normally at the most inconvenient time! Once a bridge or crown has been re fixed, the initial bond strength is compromised and it always has a risk of de bonding again. Dental implants are a more permanent solution, if cared for correctly once an implant has been placed, it can last a life time.

So if you have problems with any of the above, then dental implants may be for you!

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COVID-19 Information

Hello to everyone, we trust that you are safe and well.

All of us at Churchfield Dental Centre would like to thank you all for your support through these very unusual times.

With the recent move to Tier 3 restrictions we want to let you know that the Practice will remain open throughout this period and continue to provide our usual services.

As you all know the Practice is fully operational and we have rigorous Covid safeguarding procedures in place for all our patients and staff, ensuring that you are all entering a safe environment when attending for your dental care.

We would like to give a few additional reminders:

·       Please complete your emailed Covid forms prior to attending your appointment (this form is sent prior to every appointment).

·       Please arrive at the clinic at your appointment time or if you are too early and you've travelled by car, please wait in your car, this will avoid minimal people contact at clinic reception.

·       Pay by Card where possible.

·       We are recording patient temperatures upon arrival.

·       Our customer toilets will be out of use, unless in emergencies.

·       Please wear a mask to enter the practice, and wear it correctly (if you are exempt please let us know before your appointment and we will do our best to accommodate you)

·       Please sanitise your hands on arrival, and again when leaving.

 

Once again thank you for your understanding and support.

We look forward to seeing you soon.