It is something most of us will dread but something that many of us face – losing teeth. When you’re five and you know you’re going to get a visit from the Kew district tooth fairy it’s a bearable thought but when you’re a little too big for the tooth fairy there seems to be absolutely no consolation for losing a tooth.
Missing teeth means a gap there shouldn’t be and these gaps often cause problems for you when eating, speaking and not to mention the erosion of the bone where the tooth once sat. Dentures, crowns and bridges are the traditional solutions to your gappy mouth and whilst these often help the eating and speaking problems they cannot even begin to solve the wasting away of your jaw where there was once a pearly white tooth.
For those who are looking for a better solution and want to preserve their killer cheekbones there is a less traditional method – dental implants. A dental implant is placed inside your jaw which acts as the root portion of your tooth. This implant integrates with the surrounding bone and tissue and your mouth will never know anything went missing. Your crown, bridge or denture is then fitted to the implant and the finished product is a more secure, more natural looking false tooth or teeth.
Fitting a dental implant is a rather technical procedure and the treatment process will take weeks, sometimes months but once completed the result is guaranteed to last a lifetime and with a look so natural that nobody will ever know your secret it really will be worthwhile.
Dental implants have a whole host of advantages over the more traditional solutions; aesthetically, functionally and hygienically implants are the best solution available for missing teeth. For most people looking good is at the very top of the requirements list and the dental implant is by far the best way to tick that box.
Second on the list will most likely be avoiding the horror of the denture clattering your Nan does whilst you’re at dinner with your friends. Speaking and eating can be problematic with dentures because dentures can be prone to moving about in your mouth. With dental implants, your false teeth will be as secure as the bona fide ones and there is no possibility of this embarrassment.
Another advantage of the dental implant is that you do not have to adapt your daily oral hygiene routine in any way. Dentures and bridges can complicate matters but with a dental implant all you have to do is maintain a good oral hygiene routine of brushing, flossing and regular check-ups at the dentist.
A dental implant really is shoulders above the alternative options when it comes to replacing your missing teeth. The added complexity of the treatment procedure means a treatment that will last a lifetime and the same cannot be said for dentures, crowns and bridges.
As the saying goes there is simply no gain without the pain and it couldn’t be truer in the case of dental implants.
Sparkle Dental Boutique 311 Boston Road Hanwell, Ealing London, W7 2AT
020 8567 4344
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