Dental implants are known to be the best way of replacing a missing tooth, offering a long-term solution to tooth loss and helping to maintain the jawbone. Let’s explore some of the principal reasons why dental implants are the most effective method to replace a missing tooth.
You’ll avoid jawbone loss
When you have a missing tooth, the jawbone at the location of the tooth no longer has the support it needs nor the stimulation from when you break foods down chewing. As a result, the jawbone shrinks and eventually sinks back into the face, bringing about risks for your jawbone and its strength. This also affects your facial aesthetic. Patients who have failed to replace a missing tooth swiftly generally suffer changes in certain features
They become a permanent part of you
Dental implants fuse with your jawbone to actually become a permanent part of the body. Your dentist will surgically place the titanium implant into the jawbone – titanium has the unique ability to fuse with living bone, a process known as osseointergration.
You’ll get your confidence back
If you have a missing tooth from the teeth known as the ‘Social Six’, or those most visible when you smile, you may find you are reluctant to smile around others which can in turn, affect your relationships with others – personal and professional.
You’ll restore your tooth to 100%
Dental implants are the only way to restore the function and aesthetic of your tooth to 100%. As mentioned above, implants become a permanent part of the body and can therefore be looked after in the same way as natural teeth. Brush twice a day for 2 minutes each time an floss regularly – you won’t need to worry about removing anything in order to brush as in the case of dentures and the survival rate for implants ranges between 73.4%- 100% – if properly looked after, they will last a lifetime.
Here at Cornerhouse it is possible to have a whole new set of teeth using only four implants – this cost effective solution has becoming globally popular and is a simplified alternative to full traditional implants.
If you would like more information about your options for replacing a missing tooth here at Cornerhouse, please do not hesitate to get in touch.