Losing or damaging a tooth can be a traumatic experience. It may lead to a loss in self-confidence or even dental health issues. When a tooth is lost, the surrounding teeth can move in to fill the empty space, causing your teeth to become uneven or crooked. Having uneven teeth can make maintaining your oral hygiene more difficult that it would be with a straight and even smile.
One of the best ways to conserve your teeth would be to have a dental implant. A dental implant would fill the space of the broken or missing tooth and stop the surrounding teeth from moving in and becoming out of alignment. Not only will this make your dental health more sustainable but it also carries cosmetic value. When a dental implant is fully integrated with the surrounding natural teeth, the difference is indistinguishable.
Dental implants can also help if you use dentures. You can use an implant-supported denture. This creates a stability that you wouldn’t be able to achieve with normal dentures.
Bow House in Hertfordshire offers a wide range of dental services including dental implants. The dental implant surgery involves the insertion of a titanium ‘post’ into the natural tissue of the jaw. The dentist’s aim is for the post to make contact with the bone so that the natural tissues can integrate with the bone. This can take between two and six months to happen but the sooner you have the surgery the less time the post will take to integrate with the jaw bone.
Once the implant has integrated with the jaw bone, a crown or replacement tooth can be attached to the abutment and you can go back to enjoying the same quality of life as before the tooth loss. Although a dental implant will make looking after your teeth easier, regular brushing and flossing is a must. If your dental hygiene routine is good, your implant and crown could last you a lifetime and without the later problems that could come with dentures.