Are you concerned about missing, or damaged teeth? A gap in your smile can have a significant impact on your confidence and your dental health.
The loss of front teeth can be particularly distressing, whilst the loss of back teeth can decrease chewing function. Where a tooth is missing, the gum and bone in that area are no longer supported, the jawbone will shrink and your gum begins to recede, this in turn can weaken the surrounding teeth. You may also notice that your cheeks will become hollowed as they can no longer supported by the teeth inside. Every tooth counts towards a youthful appearance!
So, what are the options for replacing missing teeth and filling the gaps? The Lodge Dental Suite are experts in restorative dentistry, we can guide you through the treatments we offer and help you decide which option is best for you.
This month’s blog focuses on dental implants, a solution that works extremely well for many people, working particularly well if you have a few or all of your teeth missing. A dental implant is an artificial replacement for a tooth root, usually made from titanium. They are suitable for most adults with good general health.
The dental implant itself is a small but strong post used in place of the missing tooth root. The post is placed in the jaw and supports replacement teeth. Although artificial, a dental implant will function like a natural tooth, restoring your smile and allowing you to speak and chew normally.
Dental implants are easier to maintain than loose fitting dentures, meaning fewer visits to the dentist. They won’t fall out whilst eating, speaking or laughing, they’re comfortable and look natural. Dental implants should last as long as your natural teeth but just like your own teeth it is important that you look after them properly.
Implants are a modern alternative to traditional tooth replacements such as dentures and bridges and they don’t have to break the budget either, we have a range for payment options and plans which we will be happy to discuss with you.
If you decide to go ahead with treatment, we will schedule a consultation in which we will assess you for suitability. Contact us and our experienced and friendly team members will be happy to help.