Dental implants and how crucial replacing teeth really is ...
Dental implants can help to transform a self-conscious smile into a care-free grin, but what should you expect from your treatment and how do you find the right dentist?
Accidents, decay or incorrect growth can lead to gaps in between teeth that can cause people to feel less than 100 per cent about their appearance.
While there are a number of solutions to help to correct the problem of missing teeth, dental implants provide a finish that is so natural the replacement tooth should blend in seamlessly with existing teeth.
Having dental implants fitted in Solihull
The natural looking finish that is achieved with a dental implant is down to both the fitting and finish.
A dental implant is fitted into the gum which makes it blend into the mouth better. This means having a strong titanium screw inserted into the jawbone through a surgical operation. It is a minor operation so there’s absolutely nothing to worry about with virtually no risk involved.
Once the implant is in place the dentist will fit an abutment on top, over which a crown will fit to complete the dental implant. This will be carefully colour-matched to ensure that it blends in well with the existing teeth.
A major benefit of having a dental implant fitted is that it can replace just a single tooth – there is no need for work to be carried out on other teeth to support it, such as when a dental bridge is fitted.
Using the latest in advanced technology and equipment West Midlands dental implant specialists can offer a same day service that helps you smile, eat and speak again with confidence.
Making an appointment for a dental implants, Solihull
If you think that a dental implant is the treatment that you need, the best course of action is to speak to your dentist who will be able to either offer you advice and treatment or point you in the direction of a dentist who has additional experience in the field.
Superficial as it may sound to someone who has all their teeth, even a single missing tooth can put a lot of emotional stress on us. In varying degrees, we are all somewhat concerned about our appearance, and it affects our confidence as well.
To lose your perfect smile because of a missing tooth or two can cause depression and loss of confidence, which in turn may affect your work and personal life. It has been found that dental implants are often effective in boosting the patient’s morale and overall confidence. Since there is no externally visible difference between a replaced tooth and a natural one after the procedure, it does actually affect physical appearance positively.
As soon as a tooth is lost, the balance in your entire dental structure is disturbed. The created gap allows for the remaining teeth (especially the ones nearest to the gap) to tilt and shift as a result of even the most normal regular chewing.
This could lead to further oral problems down the line, especially if the distorted structure of the teeth interferes with the patient’s chewing abilities. It isn’t uncommon to see someone lose multiple teeth over the years as a result of this and more often than not, the bone loss occurs in the same row, side by side.
If you have all your teeth intact, then you probably don’t have any idea how it feels when a particularly hard piece of food comes in-between the exposed root of the missing molar and an existing one.
Let’s just say that it isn’t a very comfortable experience and once that keeps happening almost every time you try to eat, it’s not rare to see people giving up on meat and other previously loved food sources to alleviate themselves from the continuous pain and discomfort. In a way, losing your ability to properly chew food can potentially stop you from enjoying a very big part of your life.