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Our dentist in West Byfleet: getting a hole in one!

If you have missing teeth, chances are you’re not overjoyed by this. Whether you’ve lost your teeth through poor oral hygiene, an accident or an illness, the aesthetic result is often not too pleasing. Patients with missing teeth who have tried traditional methods of tooth replacement may have been dissatisfied with the result. Thankfully, there is a more effective way of filling in the hole in one go and not having to shoot another round (golf puns intended!). At Byfleet Dental Boutique, our dentist in West Byfleet can offer an effective and natural-looking treatment that you can rely on with dental implants.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are titanium screws that can be attached to your jawbone and act as roots for your replacement teeth. The prosthetics can be attached to the implants using an abutment, and they can be either crowns, dentures or bridges, depending on how many teeth need replacing. The screws fuse with your jawbone, so once the replacement teeth are attached, you can rest assured that they won’t be going anywhere. The result is a natural-looking smile that functions like natural teeth as well. Our dentist in West Byfleet, here at Byfleet Dental Boutique, is highly experienced and skilled in performing this procedure, which can be done using local anaesthesia.

What are the advantages of dental implants?

Ask any dentist in West Byfleet and they will tell you that one of the biggest advantages that patients enjoy about dental implants is the fact that they can rely on their smile not to let them down. There won’t be any clacking teeth while you talk, and you can continue to eat and drink whatever you want. If you fancy that steak well-done, then go for it! Furthermore, you can easily maintain your implants by simply brushing and flossing as normal, whilst also not forgetting to see us for your routine dental checkups. It couldn’t be easier to take care of them!

Another tick in the plus points is the fact that other people won’t realise that you have dental implants. Your replacement teeth will be made to match any remaining natural teeth that you may have in terms of size, shape and colour. Also, if you have experienced a shrunken face as a result of missing teeth, then you could look younger with your implants as they can give your face the structure that it was lacking. By filling in the gaps, you can also protect your gums and any remaining natural teeth from over-exposure to bacteria. Basically, dental implants rock!

Anything else I need to know?

If you are interested in finding out more about dental implants, why not book in to see us for a consultation and find out if this is the right treatment for you? We will examine your mouth and be happy to discuss any concerns you may have. Together, we can devise a treatment plan that is suitable for you and get you smiling – it’s par for the course!