Tooth loss can have a significant impact on your dental health, the appearance of your smile and your overall wellbeing. However, you can rest assured knowing that dental implants Gordon are an excellent solution for addressing your missing teeth.
If you have lost a tooth or you are missing multiple teeth then you need to speak to your dentist and find out about dental implants. Tooth loss can be caused as a result of many different factors, but dental implants can be used regardless of how or why you lost your tooth or teeth.
Tooth loss can be caused by poor oral hygiene and avoiding the dentist. It can also be caused by lifestyle choices such as smoking and drug abuse. It may also be precipitated by underlying diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and osteoporosis. It is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle and a good dental hygiene routine for healthy teeth and gums and good health overall.
Missing teeth can have a domino effect and result in further tooth loss. It can also lead to gradual diminishing bone density and affect the appearance of your face. Tooth loss can alter your ability to to speak and this can have a negative effect on your self-esteem. Many patients also report anxiety and emotional turmoil as a result of missing teeth.
To help combat the effects of tooth loss you need to speak to your dentist and find out about dental implants sooner rather than later. Dental implants are the gold standard in replacing lost teeth.
To replace your missing teeth with oral implants can take between 6 to 12 months depending on the extent of restorative dental treatment necessary before you undergo dental implant surgery. If you have healthy teeth and gums then the process can take between 4 to 6 months.
The more you delay visiting the dentist to restore your missing teeth the more chance there is of bone loss, which means you will require a bone graft before you can undergo dental implant surgery. Some patients also require a sinus lift for successful implantation. This can prolong the process.
If you speak to your dentist immediately after losing a tooth or undergoing a tooth extraction then this may be avoided and you will be ready for dental implant surgery as soon as the site of the missing tooth has healed.
Dental implant surgery
Dental implant surgery itself is carried out under local anaesthetic and other sedation where necessary. It takes a few hours to complete and involves inserting the implants directly into your jaw so that they can become a permanent fixture in the mouth and act as strong foundations for the crown or set of dentures used to replace your missing teeth.
Once the implants are in place it can take between 3 to 4 months for your mouth to heal after which you are ready to have the replacement teeth fitted onto the implant. Once this is completed you will find that dental implants look and feel like your natural dentition and will help restore the appearance and function of your mouth for many years to come.
With good dental hygiene and regular visits to your dentist they can even last for the rest of your life. Speak to your dentist today to find out more.
Disclaimer: All treatments carry risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.