Mini implants an ideal solution for patients who have lost teeth, say Colchester dentists

Tooth loss can happen to anyone. It is, of course, common in people who neglect the health of their teeth, allowing gum disease and dental decay to take place; but accidents can happen too which might dislodge a tooth or teeth from the mouth. Your mouth needs to have a full set of teeth so that it can function as it supposed to. Try asking someone without teeth how easy they find it to eat an apple or crisps, for example. Even losing one tooth has its effect as the teeth on either side of the gap can start to shift into the space left behind.

Mini implants are an effective and permanent way to replicate a tooth where you have lost one. The miracle of these implants is that they are so permanent. A Portuguese dental scientist stumbled across the property of the metal titanium that allows it to fuse with living bone over time. He saw that this could be put to use for patients who were missing teeth. Soon replacements for the lost root part of teeth were being made from titanium and placed beneath the gums of patients and against the jaw bone.

Into the implants, dentists can then screw a false tooth, safe in the knowledge that the foundation of the titanium fused with the bone will be incredible secure. They are not an inexpensive option but once they are in place you won’t even have to think about them again. So flexible and secure are mini implants that they can be fitted anywhere in the mouth and used to support a whole bridge of replacement teeth. Call 01245 268 494 for a free consultation at Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford.