If you are missing a tooth or are wearing dentures, you might find that you smile less often. It can make you very self conscious and might cause your confidence to plummet. People with missing teeth or ill-fitting dentures might feel that it’s the only thing that people notice about them. This is unlikely to be the case, but when you’re feeling self-conscious, there isn’t much that other people can say to put your mind at ease.
Not only is there are aesthetic argument for replacing missing teeth, but it will also have health benefits. Gaps in your teeth can cause problems with your bite and may cause the other teeth around to it to shift. One solution to this might include a bridge, which can be fixed to the teeth around it. There may be several options replacing missing teeth, but there is only one permanent method that will leave you with natural-feeling teeth.
Dental implants have been growing in popularity in recent years as a great alternative to bridges or dentures. This innovative dentistry procedure can help to restore your confidence and get you smiling again, no matter what your age.
Dental implants are a form of restorative dentistry that offer an alternative to bridges and dentures. A small implant is placed in your jaw, where the root of a tooth would be, and then an abutment is attached to this. This is then used to hold an artificial tooth in place. The result? Natural looking teeth that feel like your own.
No more than a procedure like a tooth extraction. Your dentist will make sure you are completely numb throughout the procedure so you should only feel pressure, not pain. After the procedure, you might have some slight discomfort which can be managed with over the counter medication such as Ibuprofen. This will help to reduce swelling and help you along with a speedy recovery.
Age isn’t a factor for dental implant success. Your dentist will assess you individually and decide if you are dentally fit enough to start treatment. Whether you’re 25 or 75, dental implants could be the solution to help you smile again.
If you’re not sure if dental implants are right for you, we’re holding an implant open evening so you can ask anything you want about the procedure. You will have a FREE 30-minute consultation with our principal dentist, Gavin Laidlaw. We feel that this is the very best way to decide if dental implants are right for you as you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions.