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If you are suffering from the loss of missing teeth, not only can it be embarrassing, but can also affect the function that your teeth provide.

If you are missing a tooth or several teeth, chewing becomes more difficult, your bite may change, and talking can even become problematic. Thanks to recent developments in the dental world, there is a long term solution for your missing teeth — Dental implants. At Geoffrey Deeb Dental in Holland, we offer a range of advanced dental implant options to suit you and your needs.

What is a dental implant?

A dental implant involves a process whereby a titanium screw is placed into the jawbone and acts as an artificial root. Once the screw has bonded with the surrounding bone, a prosthetic tooth that matches the aesthetic of your other teeth is then attached. Because the tooth is fixed in the mouth, it eliminates the need for uncomfortable or loose dentures and denture adhesives and creams.

What are the benefits of having a dental implant?

There are a range of different benefits to having a dental implant. Some of them include:

  • Closest thing to your natural teeth – a dental implant looks and feels like a natural tooth. They are incredibly strong and stable and will not impede on your everyday life.
  • Long term solution – unlike traditional bridges or dentures, dental implants can last up to a lifetime if properly taken care of.
  • Protect healthy bone – if you lose a tooth and fail to replace it, not only does it affect the function and aesthetic of your mouth, but will also affect your jawbone. Without a tooth to support, your jawbone will deteriorate. A dental implant will actually stimulate natural bone growth and prevent bone loss.
  • Protect your healthy teeth – a dental implant will help to maintain the health of your jawbone, and therefore helps to protect your natural teeth so you don’t suffer the loss of more teeth.
  • Teeth stay in place – Dentures may slip and move when you eat, smile, talk, cough or yawn, which can be uncomfortable and embarrassing. Dental Implants are permanently fixed into your jawbone so you never have to worry about them moving around.
  • No cavities! —  Because the dental implant is a prosthetic, cavities can’t occur. However, you will still need to maintain good oral hygiene to keep your gums and natural teeth healthy.

Dental implants have a proven track record of both short and long term success. They offer a permanent solution to regain the aesthetic and function of your teeth so that you can keep your smile for a lifetime.

If you are missing teeth and are looking for a solution, at Geoffrey Deeb Dental in Holland Park we have the answer. Contact us to arrange an appointment for your smile today!