Some dental treatments last longer than others. Braces can realign teeth and they will always look great (if you wear the retainer after treatment). Veneers can last for 10 years or more.
But one of the longest-lasting dental treatments is dental implants in Ealing from us at Ikon Dental Suite.
Dental implants in Ealing are the latest generation of tooth replacement devices. They follow on from dentures and fixed bridgework, and have one fundamental difference: they replace the root of the tooth. Neither of dental implants’ forerunners are able to replace the root and instead rely on not so great ways to get the stability that teeth require in order to be able to do their work of eating and talking properly.
Dental implants and the jaw
Having tooth roots is fundamental to having a strong, dense, healthy jawbone. Tooth roots don’t just stabilise teeth, they also act as transmitters, sending down vibrations every time the teeth of the upper and lower jaws come together, which is hundreds of times a day. The jawbone needs these vibrations to tell it that it’s being used and needs to keep producing new bone cells. When no signals come, the bone thinks it’s now no longer needed and starts to dissolve itself. If there are no teeth at all in the jaw, it can end up looking tiny with the chin very pointy and the cheeks sag inwards.
Put in dental implants in Ealing, and none of this happens. Dental implants fuse with the jawbone, which grows new bone material all over them, so they actually encourage bone growth.
How long do dental implants last?
Because dental implants fuse with the jaw, they don’t come out easily. The implant themselves can last for decades. The porcelain crowns may need replacing as they wear out, but new ones can be put onto existing implants. There are people out there still with the original prototype implants in their jaws, where they have been for 50 years.
So, even though dental implants in Ealing may seem expensive, in the long run they are very cost-effective. Plus, they mean you can eat whatever you like. What’s not to love?