Having an incomplete smile can make you feel incomplete. You may not want to smile or laugh and talk, knowing that a missing tooth sticks out like a sore thumb. This can be detrimental to your social, romantic and business ventures. You may find yourself hiding away and not doing as much as you once did, because you are lacking in self-confidence.
Only once you have lost a tooth can you fully realise how important they all are. Teeth are designed to work together, so when one is gone, you can feel it and notice it significantly. It is important to speak with a dentist to determine the options that are available to you in order to return your smile back to how it should be.
Only when this happens will you be able to smile with real confidence again and to feel complete and whole. There are a few ways in which we can help you with this. One of them is by using dental implants in Harley Street.
Dental implants in Harley Street is a tried and true method in permanently replacing lost teeth. By inserting a titanium metal rod at the site of the lost tooth and attaching a crown to this rod, you can experience having a very close replica to your original tooth for many decades. The titanium rod fuses with your actual jawbone to create a long lasting and stable support for the crown to be attached to.
We custom make the crown or bridge that is to be the visible aspect of the dental implants in Harley Street. This means that they will look and feel extremely natural. By working with the shape, colour and size of your lost and surrounding teeth, we can create a crown that is perfectly matched to your other, original teeth so that no one can tell the difference.
This is particularly important when your missing tooth is a very visible one. You can be comfortable knowing that your new tooth will be functional and attractive, so you can carry on life without worrying.
How long does the procedure take?
This depends on other factors, as to whether we need to perform prior treatment to prepare you for tooth implants or not. In general, the treatment itself will only take an hour or so, with the healing time of the initial insertion of the implant being around six weeks. We can then add the permanent crown once healing is to a satisfactory standard and you can begin to use your new tooth.
It will take up to six months for us to assess whether appropriate fusion between the titanium rod and the jawbone has taken place to determine whether the procedure was in fact a success. You need to continue a strict routine of good oral hygiene to ensure that infection does not take hold at any stage, so that you can enjoy the results of this treatment for decades to come.
You can do this by frequently visiting a hygienist, as you should do anyway, so that they can employ specialised equipment to clean around the site. A healthier smile is always going to be happier, so make sure you dedicate a little bit of time every year to coming in and making sure your smile is on track.