Alternative to Dental Implants

Alternative to Dental Implants

The importance of a “Hollywood smile” has only become greater with the increasing use of social media and in particular dedicated photo-sharing networks such as Instagram. It is no surprise, then, that there has been an increased interest in cosmetic dentistry in order to get the best smile and the best set of teeth possible. One specific example of this form of dentistry is dental implants, which can rejuvenate a person’s smile in a major way. But before we go any further, let’s answer a key question:

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are artificial roots made from metal that are implanted into a person’s jaw in order to support a replacement tooth, or replacement teeth. The material used is typically titanium, although it is still possible to use stainless steel or even gold alloys.

Who is an appropriate candidate for dental implants?

Anyone with a missing tooth, or multiple missing teeth, can be aided by the insertion of dental implants and replacement teeth or bridges. Implants were conceived as an alternative to dentures, as the placement of the implant in the jaw allows it to become more firmly rooted, and theoretically gives people the freedom to eat many of the foods they enjoyed with a full set of teeth.

Are dental implants expensive – and are they worth it?

On average, the process of getting dental implants will set you back £2,415, which is a lot of money for anyone to pay out for a cosmetic treatment. The treatment is painful and has a lengthy recovery period. Still, over the course of a lifetime no price is too high to pay for a definitive improvement. The question is whether dental implants offer this degree of improvement, and unfortunately the answer seems to be “no”, because there is a considerable list of ongoing issues experienced by dental implant patients.

Is there an alternative to dental implants?

Avoiding the surgery, needles, pain and inconvenience of tooth implants, many people are turning to clip-on veneers as an alternative.

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