What to do after you lose a tooth
It can be challenging to decide what to do after losing a tooth or even lots of teeth. Fortunately, there are several options available.
The first – and some may think the easiest – option is to leave an empty space where the tooth was removed. While this may be the least expensive option, it will result in unsightly gaps between teeth and can also make chewing difficult. In addition, other adjacent teeth can sometimes drift into the empty space, which can cause problems with the bite and even gum problems too. The answer you have been looking for could be dental implants in London, at Moor Park Dental.
How can they help?
Dental implants in London are usually composed of two major parts: the implant, which acts as an anchor in the jaw, and the crown, which is the tooth part visible in the mouth. Dental implants in London are also a great option because they do not affect adjacent teeth, and they look, feel and function just as natural teeth do.
Why not just have partial dentures?
Many of our patients prefer dental implants in London over partial dentures as implants are fixed in place and do not need to be removed at night. Implants can also look nicer, as they do not have hooks or clasps that can be visible when smiling.
How about a conventional bridge?
In situations where the natural teeth are completely healthy, shaving or reducing them to prepare for a bridge can damage them unnecessarily. Furthermore, should any of the natural teeth be lost for any reason (such as tooth decay or gum disease), the entire bridge will usually be lost as well.
In contrast, dental implants in London do not affect the adjacent crowns; they are placed only in the positions where teeth are missing, and do not rely upon the neighbouring teeth.
Which option to choose?
Ultimately, the method chosen to replace missing teeth depends on many factors, including your concerns, finances and goals you require from your treatment. A frank discussion between yourself and your dentist here at Moor Park Dental will help to determine which treatment is the right one for you.