Missing teeth should always be replaced, for the sake of your dental and general health. There are several ways a dentist can restore your smile, but there is only one long-term solution, and that is dental implants.
Dental Care Partnership in Sutton Coldfield has carried out thousands of successful implant treatments, and is able to treat even complex cases where bone loss has already begun. Dental implants are the only way to replace the tooth roots, thus the only tooth replacement option that actively preserves health of the jaw bone.
It is a shrinking jaw bone that is primarily responsible for traditional dentures becoming loose and uncomfortable. Most people who wear a standard removable denture will experience issues with the fit of their teeth at some point, having to revisit their dentist to have them adjusted or even entirely remade.
Loose dentures can affect your speech, your ability to eat healthily, your self-esteem and your confidence in social situations. Indeed, if your teeth become so loose they develop a tendency to fall out, this can have a negative impact on your social life. When it becomes uncomfortable, even painful to eat, meals out with family and friends can become a chore rather than a pleasure, and you may find yourself increasingly turning down invitations for social activities.
Dental implants address the problems caused by loose dentures, providing a highly natural function combined with an aesthetically pleasing appearance. In many ways this is like having a second chance at a healthy jaw full of natural teeth.
It takes some time for implants to heal and integrate with your jaw bone (commonly between three and six months) during which time you may have temporary teeth fitted, or may be able to continue wearing your old dentures.
Depending on how many teeth you have lost, implants will be combined with dentures, a bridge, or single crowns, which will be matched to the natural shade of your teeth and can even be aged so that they look just like the real thing – in fact, many people won’t even realise they are not your natural teeth.