Missing teeth are troublesome, they pose esthetic concern which is quite obvious but more sinister damage happens beneath your gum, and only visible over a long period of time. Missing teeth cause bone loss which can age your face and could potentially cause adjacent teeth to become loose too.
Luckily, there are ways to fix this issue — dental implants!
One of the most effective tooth replacement treatment is a dental implant. It restores the health, function and beauty of your smile. A dental implant is a light but strong titanium screw that’s inserted into your jaw bone. The internal part is hollow which allows us to screw a special attachment called an ‘abutment’ into the implant body. The abutment protrudes through the gum and we then attach a tooth it. It’s a life-changing solution to people living with missing teeth.
A dental implant has various advantages over traditional treatment options for replacement of missing teeth, the foremost; it prevents bone loss and maintains the functional integrity of jaw bone. As the dental implants are fixed to your jawbone, you don’t need to worry about them coming loose or falling out. They look and feel just like natural teeth, are very durable and make it easier to speak and eat.
Visit our clinic to find out more about dental implants.