Loosing teeth can be a very upsetting experience, whether it is down to an accident or trauma to a tooth, or if its down to natural causes such as ageing. Luckily, modern day restorations are acting more like natural teeth than they used to do, and have come on a long way over the years. One of the more modern and exciting ways to do this is through the use of dental implants. To look at how dental implants work we need to look at how natural teeth are:
To simplify it, a natural tooth comprises of two main parts (not counting the intricate inside anatomy of the tooth), a crown and a root. The crown is the visible part which you and other people can see. The root is the invisible part which is connected to the jawbone and hidden by your gums. For whatever reason that has led you to loosing that tooth, you will either be looking at a removable restoration which sits in the gap of the missing tooth or a fixed gap management option which acts as the root and the crown of the tooth. Dental implants act like the latter option. They are carefully placed into the jawbone and will act like the new root of a tooth, which will then securely hold in place the tooth (or restoration on top).
One of the biggest benefits associated with dental implants is that it provides stability and security to that tooth/teeth, allowing you to enjoy every day life without worry. Implants is the gold standard in tooth replacement, so the associated costs can be more than other treatments, but it is a long term commitment to secure teeth. To find out what suitable options are available to you, please do not hesitate to call us and book your free consultation today.