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How do dental implants work with your existing teeth?

Friday, July 06, 2018 Chris Wood

The process of placing dental implants alongside natural teeth

One of the major selling points of dental implants is that they can be made to fit around your existing teeth - meaning you don’t have to have any teeth removed to have them fitted.

With a dental implant, an artificial root is placed into your jaw to secure the tooth. This means that they don’t need to be anchored to your existing teeth like bridges would, making them a more hygienic option.

The beauty of a dental implant is that it will effectively look and function as a normal tooth. It will also help protect your natural teeth by supporting them structurally, as well as taking on some of the chewing exertion, so that they are no longer overworking.

Will dental implants affect the structure of my existing teeth?

No, they won’t – one or several dental implants can be made to fit around your existing teeth, meaning you can retain them all. Your implants will therefore simply fill in the gaps to give you a natural looking and functioning artificial tooth.


How dental implants match the colours and contours of your existing teeth

At Chris Wood Dental Implants, we understand the subtleties of making a dental implant look natural. The shape, colour, and position all play a part in ensuring the tooth or teeth blend seamlessly into your smile.

To do this, we compare shade guides with photographs of your teeth to ensure we’re selecting the most natural colour. We also consider the placement of the tooth and how it will blend with the angles of your natural teeth. We work alongside one of the UK’s best known implant technicians to ensure you get the most natural blend between implant teeth and natural teeth.

How to take care of dental implants, compared with your existing teeth

We’ll provide you with all the information you need to effectively care for your dental implants during the healing process.

The good news is though – afterwards your dental implants can be cared for in the same way you would for your existing teeth, cutting out any extra hassle and making your life that bit easier. We’ll also have a check up appointment with you afterwards to ensure your implant is healing as it should.

Dental implants can make a real difference to your life by increasing your confidence in your smile and improving your ability to speak and eat properly again. Our friendly and professional team are on-hand to reassure you at every stage – so get in touch with us today to take the first step and book your free consultation by calling 01280 847857.