If you have lost a tooth or many, you probably cover your smile every time you have to take a picture. Tooth loss is a problem that often affects older people but it can be a problem for young adults as well. Common causes include poor dental care, lifestyle choices such as smoking and excessive drinking, or dental injuries caused by an accident. And while the number of patients with missing teeth in the UK has declined a lot over the years, there is always room for improvement.
Dental implants in Harley Street are the most viable solution for missing teeth because they are the closest one can get to regular teeth. By replacing the root of the tooth with dental implants in Harley Street, our experienced implant dentists at Harley Street Dental Clinic can restore your natural smile and prevent bone loss, and at the same time help you maintain a healthy and youthful appearance.
Consequences of tooth loss and why they shouldn’t be overlooked
Our jawbone requires the stimulation of the tooth roots to maintain its shape, density, and strength. When chewing forces are passed from the teeth to the jawbone, then the bone tissue remains strong and healthy. When a tooth is lost, the lack of stimulation can lead to a decrease in the size and quality of the jawbone.
Consequently, healthy teeth are necessary both to the growth of the bone around the tooth, as well as the stimulation of the jawbone.
How can dental implants in Harley Street help?
Dental implants can actually stop the degradation of the jawbone tissue, unlike conventional bridges and dentures that simply sit on the gums. Dental implants are small, titanium, screw-shaped posts, which are placed in the jawbone. When they fuse with the bone tissue they become artificial tooth roots. Over time, they help your jawbone become stimulated again through your natural oral function.
We are here to help you
If you have one or many missing teeth and you are worried about bone loss in your jawbone, you are welcome to book an appointment with our friendly team and we will help you determine whether dental implants are a good option for you.