Tooth loss can affect people for a variety of reasons. The advanced stages of gum disease are a significant cause as the gums are unable to hold teeth in place any longer. If dental decay progresses to a certain point then teeth can be lost or need to be removed. In other cases, accidents involving heavy impact to the mouth can lead to a tooth coming free from its housing.
In order for the mouth to stay functional as a unit of its different parts, it is vital that any lost teeth are replaced and replaced effectively. To this end there are a number of options available from United Kingdom dentists. Dentures are relatively affordable and can be removed if that is the preference of the patient. They are also easily fitted. Dental bridges consist of false teeth being attached to remaining teeth which surround the gap.
Dental implants are the most permanent and secure of all the option though. Rather than being removable, or attaching a replacement to existing tooth, dental implants are secured in the mouth underneath the gum, directly to the jaw bone. They are secured in an incredibly stable and enduring fashion because the implant is specially made from titanium which naturally fuses with live human bone.
To accomplish this, your Maldon dentist will need to make an incision in your gum, carried out under local anaesthetic. Thus dental implants will not be suitable for everybody. If you are in poor health or have condition that might affect your ability to heal then dental implants might not be available to you and you will have to think about one of the other worthy options instead. Call 01245 268 494 for a free consultation at Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford.