Technology is constantly evolving and enables us to experiment with and launch new products or techniques to enhance our lives. Think of mobile phones, the Internet and even dental implants!

You may not believe it, but the first ever dental implant was made of wood in Japan in 1500AD and it wasn’t until 1965 that the first titanium implant was made available.

So, thanks to modern technology we can all benefit from a higher quality product and a better overall dentistry experience. But how do you know if implants are for you?

Ask yourself the following questions. If you answer ‘yes’ to any of them then dental implants are definitely an option worth exploring.

  • Do you have missing teeth?
  • Do you wear dentures?

If you have missing teeth then an implant is the most obvious answer as an individual or row of teeth can be replaced by a dental implant. The colour of the tooth or teeth can be matched to your original teeth so that your mouth still looks the same. No one will even know that you’ve had the treatment done!

If you’re a denture wearer then you may not feel as though you need to invest in dental implants. After all the dentures are already serving a very good purpose. However, there are some factors you should consider, such as:

  • Each denture wearer goes through at least four sets in their lifetime
  • A set of dentures only really lasts for 18 years
  • You can look to spend £400 on dentures on the NHS or £3,000 if you go private. You then have to consider the cost of denture adhesive so the true cost of wearing dentures is nearly £4.500 on the NHS or nearly £7,000 private*

If cost is a factor then you really should consider the statistics above, especially as dental implants last a lifetime if looked after and maintained correctly.

As well as improving your smile, dental implants can also improve your confidence, especially if you wear dentures and live in fear of your teeth falling out in public or while eating at your favourite restaurant.

All these factors make a huge impact on your daily life and if you’ve experienced a mishap in public then you’ll know how embarrassing it can be for you and those around you.

If you’re looking for dental implants in Liverpool or surrounding areas then the team at Chelwood Dental is ready to put you at ease and explain the many benefits of dental implants. They can even discuss spreading the payment over a set period of time, with interest free monthly payments.

For more information on dental implants, what they are and how they work, read a previous blog post we‘ve written:

To arrange a consultation with one of our highly skilled dental surgeons simply call 0151 722 6500 or email

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