Tooth loss has both immediate and long-term effects on your lifestyle. First there are the daily challenges of eating, chewing and speaking with gaps in your teeth. Then as the years roll by your dental health may begin to suffer, as neighbouring teeth are more likely to be damaged, tilt, or even topple out. Left untreated, tooth loss can cause your jawbone and gums to shrink, which can begin to affect your facial structure. Professional dental treatment can help you avoid this so you can enjoy a healthy smile once more. One of the most effective solutions for missing teeth today is dental implants.
This clinically proven treatment for reconstructing lost teeth is available across London. Moor Park Dental is one of several practices in the area that provides this reliable and long-lasting solution. With their specialist dentist, dental implants are used to restore the loss of one, several or all teeth.
How do they work?
Made from lightweight titanium, dental implants are small screws that are used as artificial tooth roots. They are designed to encourage local bone growth once placed into the jawbone. New bone meshing around them gives them superior stability when compared with traditional dentures. They also protect against shrinking of the jawbone and gums. Once dental implants have been fitted, the rest of the reconstruction can be completed by attaching replacement teeth.
The implant procedure
Dental implants are placed during a minor surgical procedure. Local anaesthetic keeps discomfort to a minimum. For more anxious patients, sedation or general anaesthesia are also available. Complete integration of your dental implants takes a little time, after which you can have your replacement teeth attached. With good dental hygiene, your dental implants can last for years to come.
Find out if dental implants are right for you
Dental implants should always be placed into a healthy mouth. This means dental diseases will need to be taken care of first. A good amount of jawbone is also needed to hold your implants. If there is not enough present, treatments are available to rebuild your bone. By talking to an implant dentist, you can find out if you are ready for implant treatment.