Teeth implants prices now more affordable than ever.
If you’re missing a tooth or two, you’ll be happy to hear that there’s a better, more effective alternative to dentures – and at a cost that will really surprise you (in a good way).
As we walked to work this morning, we noticed that one of our residential neighbours on Bath Avenue was having some construction work done on their home. It seemed to be a rather large extension or upgrade job, and the building contractor was erecting a fence to keep the site safe.
We watched for a moment or two as a burly builder hammered a number of wooden stakes into the ground, which were to form the basis of the fence. The process wouldn’t have caught our eye but for the fact that it answered one of the most common questions our patients tend to ask us – “how are dental implants fixed into my mouth?”.
The answer, in short, was provided by our builder friend. In driving stakes into the ground, he was making sure that he had a firm base onto which he could attach the rest of the fence. Your dentist uses a similar principle when fixing a dental implant into place.
If he tried to drive an artificial tooth into your gum or bone, it simply wouldn’t work and would soon fall out. But use of the stake gives it a degree of strength and permanence that will keep your implant in place for the rest of your life.
The new artificial tooth is fixed, instead, onto the miniature stake that your dentist implants deep into your bone. It’s a tried and tested dental technique that has worled for millions of satisfied paitents all around the world.
It’s also a much more satisfactory than the old solution, which would have been dentures. Denture wearers were never totally happy with the experience, and many of them have moved to the newer solution of dental implants – also known as teeth implants.
What are the benefits of implants as opposed to dentures?