Dental implants from London dentists offer durable solution to tooth loss
If you have lost a tooth or teeth it is vital that they are replaced as soon as possible. There are a number of potential causes of tooth loss, such as one off accident, dental decay or gum disease. You might find that, without a tooth or teeth, things like eating and drinking that you take for granted become that little bit more difficult. Even simply smiling can be rendered a difficult proposition if you are worried about what your mouth looks like without one or more of your teeth.
There are a number of options to replace lost teeth. If a whole new set of teeth are required then dentures remain a popular choice although they can be inconvenient and slip out. Porcelain crowns or veneers can be constructed with incredible speed by dentists using digital technology. But it is dental implants that are now many peoples’ choice as a solution to their lost teeth.
A dental implant acts as a substitute for the lost root part of the tooth and is like a socket, into which a permanent replacement tooth can be placed. This tooth can then support a bridge or other replacements if that is required. Implants are placed under the gum and tight with the jaw bone, so that they can begin to fuse. The titanium which dental implants are made from has been found to be ideal for this process of osseointegration and the replacement tooth or teeth have an incredibly secure foundation.