When a tooth falls out people sometimes think that there is nothing that they can do to replace it, and it will go untreated. People can feel self-conscious about their smile for years instead of seeking help, and all the while further damage could be taking place without them even knowing.
It is important that you visit your dental practitioner to find out why your tooth has fallen out, or if they have had to remove your tooth it is imperative to listen to their advice. When you are missing teeth further damage can be caused to your gums, bone and surrounding teeth if you do not get the proper treatment that you need.
Having dental implants in Harley Street could completely restore your teeth in a natural looking, long-lasting way. If you take good care of your new teeth they could last for up to twenty years, which is a lot longer than other alternative tooth replacement treatments.
Having a full smile can boost your confidence
Whether you are missing one tooth or multiple teeth, this treatment is capable of giving you back both your smile and your confidence. If you are only in need of replacing one tooth then your dental practitioner is likely to attach a crown to your tooth implant, and you will only need one screw to support this. Your crown will blend in with your other teeth so nobody will even notice that you have a false tooth, they will only spot that your gap has gone.
When you have more than one tooth missing there are several different treatment options that your dental practitioner will discuss with you. Partial dentures can be used to replace several teeth when they are all next to each other, whilst bridges are used to replace missing teeth that are on either side of a remaining healthy tooth. Both of these treatment options will give you the confidence and ability to chew on both sides of your mouth again.
If you need to replace all of your teeth or you wish to upgrade from removable dentures then there are several methods of treatment that your practitioner could recommend. All-on-four treatment is where you replace an entire mouthful of teeth with dentures that are supported on only four tooth implants. You may decide that you want to opt for same day teeth and have your artificial teeth fitted and the artificial screws inserted on the same day, or you may conclude that traditional treatment is the way forward.
Keeping your jawbone stimulated
Unlike other treatments, tooth implants help to prevent the deterioration of your jawbone. The titanium screws that have been inserted into your bone behave as the root of a tooth would, continuously stimulating the bone and tissue surrounding it. They do this as they fuse together with the bone, and this also helps to maintain your jaw’s structure. Having this treatment can often leaving you looking more youthful, especially if your jaw has already started to deteriorate over time due to having to wear poorly fitting dentures.