Missing teeth can affect not only your smile, but other aspects of your life as well – such as your self-confidence. Dental implants at Hydean Dental Practice have made a huge difference to our patients’ lives. We have seen many success stories with patients who have been suffering with missing teeth or uncomfortable dentures. For them, having dental implants is like getting their natural teeth back.
Problems that arise from missing teeth
A single gap in your teeth may have an impact on how the rest of your teeth bite down and work together.
You may find that you suffer from ‘drifting’, where the neighbouring teeth lean or tilt over into the missing space. Our teeth tend to naturally move toward the front of our mouths without the presence of surrounding teeth to keep them in place. Drifting increases the likelihood of food getting trapped in the spaces, which can lead to gum disease. It can also affect your bite, allowing your opposing teeth to move causing them to bite down in areas they did not used to.
In addition to this, once teeth are removed from your jaw, the supporting bone has the tendency to shrink. This process begins as soon as the tooth is lost and progresses over time, meaning that both the height and width of your bone will be compromised. In time, this bone loss becomes visually apparent and can have an impact on your appearance.
What you can do about your missing teeth
There are a number of ways to replace lost teeth, but over the years dental implants have become dentistry’s best overall option. They continue to be in very high demand for a variety of reasons. Implants are very strong, stable and long-lived, as long as you take good care of them.
They are also the most natural-looking alternative. All this is possible because the titanium implants have the remarkable ability to fuse to your jaw.
Dental implants also have the highest success rate of any tooth-replacement option. Here, at Hydean Dental Practice, we use Biohorizon’s Implant system. BioHorizons dental implants are clinically proven through some of the most thorough and in-depth research in the industry.
Are you worried about having dental Implants?
Dental implants are a surgical procedure, and as such, there are concerns and questions that patients like to have resolved before pressing forward. The main concern is the thought it may be painful. The entire procedure is conducted under anaesthesia, meaning that you will be numb throughout. You might feel a vibrating sensation while the work is being done, and though this might feel slightly odd, it will not be painful or uncomfortable in the slightest.
Are dental implants right for you?
If you are interested in dental implants and are in good general health and have healthy gums, then chances are dental implants are a suitable treatment for you. We can give you a definitive answer when you come in to see us.
The first step is to come for a consultation so we can take x-rays of your jaw and check the condition of the bone.
If you would like to book an appointment, please call us on 01438351548 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.