Why you should replace missing teeth with dental implants
We all want a healthy-looking smile, but having gaps and missing teeth can really get in the way of this. Not only can it affect our appearance, but it can be detrimental to our dental health. In this post, our dentists in Nottingham outline the reasons why you should turn to dental implants to replace your missing teeth.
What causes tooth loss?
There are many things that may cause teeth to become loose and fall out, the most common cause being improper dental health. Gum disease, or periodontitis, weakens the tissue that holds your teeth in place and can cause them to fall out. Other reasons can include age, lifestyle, some diseases, or trauma from an accident.
It’s important to seek dental treatment if you have teeth missing, as it can not only affect the appearance of your smile, but it can cause other problems such as deterioration of your surrounding teeth and bone loss in your jaw.
Why choose dental implants?
They look totally natural
One of the main reasons we recommend tooth implants for missing teeth is because they look and feel just like your natural teeth! Once the implant is fitted, nobody will be able to tell that it is a false tooth, so you can keep smiling with complete confidence.
They are durable
Dental implants are made from a titanium artificial root and a porcelain crown, which means they are super durable and – with the proper care – can be a permanent solution for missing teeth. This also means that they can withstand hard and crunchy foods, so you don’t have to limit your diet with dental implants!
They are easy to care for
There is no need for special care for your teeth implants, just look after them the same way you would with your real teeth: brushing twice a day, flossing and visiting your dentist frequently.
Are there any other options for missing teeth?
If you have many missing teeth, or no teeth at all, then dentures may be another option for you. Dentures are removable false teeth that look and function like regular teeth.
Dental bridges are another option for replacing teeth. Bridges use your adjacent teeth, or a dental implant, to anchor a false tooth into place.
If you have a tooth that has not fallen out completely but is broken or chipped, a dental crown can help. Dental crowns are porcelain caps that restore the function and aesthetic of a broken tooth and keep it from any further damage.
If you have missing teeth, whether it’s multiple or just one, you can get in touch with our dentists in Arnold in Nottingham to book a consultation and we can discuss the best options for you.