As a child, a lost tooth shows that you are growing up, as an adult a lost tooth is an embarrassing problem, and possibly a reminder that you are getting older. When you lose a tooth, it is not only an inconvenience, it can become a problem, affecting the way you look, how you eat and even the way you talk. In addition to this, you may find that your other teeth are affected and start to move out of position because of the loss of support from the missing tooth. Here at our dental clinic in Harley Street, Dental implants are helping us to care for our patients oral health in a way that actually restores virtually all of the function as well as the appearances of their natural teeth.
Because dental implants are fixed into the jawbone, they help to stimulate the continued process of bone growth, which occurs naturally as you chew your food. When a tooth or teeth are removed the bone that supported them is lost over a period of time due to the natural resorption of the bone. This has both functional and aesthetic costs over the longer term. Functionally, dental implants enable you to be able to eat normally and, aesthetically they help to prevent your facial muscles from sagging.
Simply the best solution to missing teeth
Dental implants are now considered to be the gold-standard in tooth replacement, and they are the only permanent fixed method that is available. The advantage of dental implants is that they allow your dentist to restore one or several of your teeth at a time. A single dental implant can be used to fix a crown to replace one tooth, or to support a dental bridge of two or three teeth. If you have lost all of your teeth, two or more implants allow a full replacement arch to be fixed securely in your mouth, alleviating the problems that are traditionally associated with the wearing of dentures.
If you lose a tooth or teeth, dental implants should be your first thought as a replacement method for their greater benefits to your long term oral health. If you want to find out more about the advantages of dental implants in Harley Street, contact us today.