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  • Writer's pictureCampbell Dental Practice

Filling in the gaps on the wonders of dental implants in Stoke-on-Trent

A brave face

Here at Campbell Dental, we strive to provide the residents of Stoke-on-Trent with an unparalleled, comprehensive dental service like no other. Instead of simply taking a generic stance on dentistry, here at Campbell Dental, we make it our business to build a rapport with each patient. By doing this, a far stronger and beneficial relationship can grow, which is founded on trust and mutual understanding. Our trustworthy, reliable and approachable staff do everything they can to make patients feel relaxed and comfortable throughout each stage of their dental experience - and it is this which has helped us gain the reputation we enjoy as being one of the most trusted providers of dental implants in Stoke-on-Trent.

A hole lot of problems

It is estimated that, across the UK, a whopping 27 million adults are currently living each day with one of more untreated missing teeth. Whilst the ‘grin and bear it’ philosophy may work for many of these people, they are perhaps unaware of the greatly negative impact that having a gap in their teeth may have on them - both in regard to their overall oral well-being, as well as how it can affect them socially.

Missing out

One of the most obvious effects that a missing tooth can have on a patient's oral health and their outward appearance, is bone loss. This takes place when the bone tissue around the affected tooth is reabsorbed, and as a result their facial structure visibly alters - often resulting in their appearance seeming far older than before. It has been found that, over the first year of having an untreated tooth, a patient's bone density within their jaw can decrease by as much as 25%. Those who have an untreated missing tooth, but do not feel they need to seek out the vastly needed treatment, and that bone loss is not affecting them, may think this way as they are in the very early stages of something which is far easier to prevent than solve. Another, more obvious and less gradual effect that having an untreated missing tooth can have on a patient's oral and social well being, is the speech loss. This can often lead to their social lives and self-esteem suffering as a result, which - in turn - can often lead to a multitude of other social problems, all of which could be avoided if patient's sought out dental implants in Stoke-on-Trent treatment from us here at Campbell Dental.

Bridging the gaps

The process of getting dental implants in Stoke-on-Trent from us at Campbell Dental, initially begins with a consultation between the patient and one of our specialist dental implant professionals. This is done to assess the eligibility of the patient for implant treatment, as well as establish the extent of treatment that is necessary and the results they can expect the treatment to have. Thereafter, providing that the patient feels comfortable and content - the actual installation process will begin. This starts with a hole being surgically made in the roof of the patient's mouth, in the gap where their missing tooth or teeth would be. Next a titanium socket is placed within the hole and left to heal. Titanium is opted for due to its ability to fuse within human bone tissue, and after a brief period in which fusion takes place, a replica tooth is then fixed in place and the gap is bridged. Implants are a study, permanent solution to gaps in a patient's mouth and restore their mouths with a good-as-new and virtually undetectable tooth which will keep them grinning for years to come.


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