There are a number of reasons why you may suffer the loss of a tooth during the course of your adult life. It may be that you sustain a trauma which results in the loss of one or more teeth or you could lose a tooth or teeth due to poor dental hygiene. Sometimes these teeth can be towards the back of the mouth and less visible than those nearer the front but the impact of the loss can still be felt. London City Smiles take a look at the reasons for having dental implants and the solutions that they offer.
Smile without showing any gaps
If you sustain trauma and are unfortunate enough to lose a front tooth or teeth, the effects can be devastating. You may come off a bike, trip over and hit your mouth, get hit in the face or be involved in some other form of trauma. Losing a front tooth or teeth is very noticeable and it can lead to people being unable to leave the house in extreme circumstances for fear of being seen with big gaps in their mouth. Dental implants can be specifically mead for your teeth in as little as a day however you will need to wait for the site of the injury to heal before you have any work carried out. Once the titanium implant has been fitted, you can have a crown made to fit over the top to replicate the colour and shape of your original teeth.
Dental implants offer a practical solution
When you lose a molar towards the back of your mouth, while the cosmetic aspect of losing a tooth may not be a problem, it can cause other problems. It can become difficult to chew your food and the imbalance of the teeth can lead to problems in other areas of your mouth. Other teeth may grow into the gap and you may start closing your mouth differently causing issues on the other side of your mouth. While dentures and bridges may offer a solution to filling in the gap, dentures can move around and feel uncomfortable and a bridge can cause damage to neighbouring teeth. In fact, the closest thing to the original tooth is a dental implant which replicates the function and appearance of a real tooth.
Restore your confidence
Any gaps from missing teeth may be new gaps that you are very self-conscious of or you may have been suffering with a lack of confidence for a while but haven’t addressed it for one reason or another. Perhaps it is lack of knowledge of dental impacts, financial reasons or just that it hasn’t bothered you much until now. One thing is for sure, once you have dental implants fitted, your mouth will be restored back to its former health and appearance and you will be able to smile with confidence again.
Many of us take our teeth for granted and don’t appreciate the value of them until we lose one or more. The issues that can follow the loss of a tooth, or teeth, can be massively underestimated and you may be surprised at how it affects your ability to eat and the impact that it has on your confidence. Having dental implants is as close as it gets to having real teeth with their original roots and, once they are fitted, it can be difficult to tell that you actually ever lost a tooth.