What Can I Do to Replace My Front Teeth?
It’s a sad fact of life that accidents can and do occur and if you happen to get hit in the face then there’s every chance that one or both of your front teeth could get knocked out. Missing back teeth are less noticeable so you could opt to wear a bridge or partial denture to replace them but when it comes to front teeth, most of us would prefer something more permanent which looks totally natural. Fortunately there is a solution and that’s dental implants in North Harrow.
A dental implant is widely recognised as being the best permanent form of tooth replacement since it’s the only method of treatment which replaces the entire natural tooth structure, including the tooth root. When a tooth is missing it’s important to get it replaced as quickly as possible. Bone loss starts to occur when a tooth is missing, since lack of use causes the bone that once held the teeth in place to start to shrink and thin. This results in a change to the shape of the jaw and is the reason that dentures start to become loose over time. So what’s this got to do with dental implants?
A dental implant mimics a tooth root and is surgically embedded into the jawbone at the site of the missing tooth or teeth. During a healing period the titanium post, which makes up the body of the dental implant, will fuse with the surrounding bone and soft tissues to create a stable platform which can support a dental crown. Once the implant has stabilised an abutment is fixed to the body of the implant which is then used to connect a dental crown to the implant. As the crown is made from porcelain and shaped and coloured to match your other teeth, it looks totally natural and since it’s fitted into your jawbone, functions just like a natural tooth too.
Dental implants are a stand alone treatment which don’t rely on the support of other teeth and don’t require healthy teeth to be modified in order to secure them, as in the case of dental bridges. This means that they preserve the health of your other teeth and make it easier for you to maintain a good level of oral hygiene. Since they are fixed into the jawbone, it also means that a person can eat anything they want including crunchy fruit and vegetables, hard nuts, and chewy steaks. All that’s required to maintain them is regular brushing and flossing, as you do with your natural teeth, and regular check-ups with your dentist in North Harrow to make sure that your implants and teeth are healthy.
If you’ve recently lost a tooth or you need a damaged tooth replaced, then Imperial Dental Care can help. Our dental team is highly skilled and knowledgeable in all aspects of dental implants and can talk you through the process in more detail so you know just what to expect. Why not book an implant consultation online at www.imperialdentalcare.co.uk. Or phone us direct on 020 8427 2264.