Popular dental implants available from London dentist
Losing a tooth can be a stressful and unpleasant experience but just what are your options if you have been unfortunate enough to lose a tooth?
There are several ways you can replace a missing tooth with dental substitutes and it is important to remember that replacing teeth is not just an aesthetic issue, it also has several important health benefits. This is because missing teeth can leave hollows in the gums that can be very difficult to clean. That means that bacteria can gather in these areas, which is detrimental to the health of the rest of the teeth. As well as this, a missing tooth can create space for the other teeth to move into and rotate. This will cause the teeth to be uneven and crooked compounding the effect of the missing tooth and affecting the bite.
One of the most popular ways of replacing a missing tooth is with a dental implant. These are small titanium screws which are drilled directly into the jaw and left to become solid by fusing with the organic tissue. When the implant is solid, the London dentist can then use this implant as a base for an artificial tooth.
Dental implants are very popular for a number of reasons. Firstly, they are very solid and very realistic. Unlike some other dental substitutes this means that you can eat what you want without having to worry about the safety of your dental replacement. The other main reason is that they do not need to be replaced unlike dental bridges and partial dentures. Once you have had the implant fitted it will remain for the rest of your life, meaning you can get on with your life without the anxiety of having to replace your lost tooth.