If you suffer from gaps in your teeth, you are not alone. According to the Oral Health Care Portal Dentaly.org nearly 75% of UK adults are without their full set of natural teeth. Here at Sync Dental Centres, we understand that losing teeth can really knock your confidence. Not only that but the surrounding teeth can also be impacted, and that’s not even mentioning the affect it can have on your speech and the foods you are able to eat.
However, please do not despair if you have missing teeth, dental implants are a fantastic, effective solution to filling those gummy gaps.
Dental implants are small titanium screws, which are placed in the jawbone and create a stable and strong foundation for a replacement tooth, crown, or bridge to be fitted.
Titanium is used as it is well-tolerated by the body. Once the dental implants are in place, we allow them to fuse with the remaining bone in your jaw. This fusion time differs but typically takes a few months and is called osseointegration.
The next step is to visit us again and we can use these durable, alternative tooth roots to support a single tooth, multiple teeth, or even complete arches of teeth.
Once completed, your smile gets restored to its beautiful and functional state. You can start to eat the hard foods you have had to avoid, and you can talk confidently without fear of a denture slipping or lisping from gaps in your teeth.
At your appointment with us at Sync Dental Centre, we will assess and ensure that dental implants are the correct treatment for your needs and then carry out a full examination of your mouth to plan the treatment. We can only tell if you’ll be a good a match for implants through this consultation. Dental implants have a high success rate and are suitable for most people with incomplete smiles.
If you are suitable for dental implants, the next stage is for us to insert the implants into your jawbone using simple surgical procedure but don’t worry, we will make sure the area is fully numbed with a local anaesthetic.
Over a few months, the hidden implant will fuse neatly with your bone, so it becomes a replacement tooth root. When this substitute root is ready to go, it will support an artificial crown or bridge that will blend in beautifully with your natural teeth. Once your implants are fully settled in and new teeth have been attached, just treat them like the real thing with plenty of brushing and flossing.
It’s best not to delay in replacing missing teeth. If gaps are not filled, surrounding teeth can shift into the empty spaces, causing your smile to become wonky or crooked, and the loss of bone can cause your face to appear sunken.
If you would like to speak to one of the team about your tooth replacement options, then contact us as we are always happy to talk to you!