Tooth loss is something that we all try our very best to avoid at all costs but unfortunately life sometimes deals us a hand that we wish it hadn’t. A one off accident for example, might cause a tooth or teeth to become dislodged from the mouth, or a period of dental decay can have the same effect. What many people don’t know is that it is gum disease that is actually responsible for the most cases of tooth loss in the United Kingdom.
Whatever the cause, if you have lost a tooth or teeth, you will probably be wondering what is next and where you go from here. The important thing is to do something rather than nothing. The efficient functionality of your mouth requires there to be a full set of teeth. If you leave gaps in your mouth where there should be teeth then the surrounding teeth can start to shift into the gaps. In cases where a number of teeth have been lost the cheeks can sag inwards and you might look older than you really are.
One option which deserves your string consideration is that of dental implants, a truly permanent solution to tooth loss. Dental implants work by replicating the lost root part of the tooth in the form of what is essentially a socket placed into the gum. A replacement tooth can then be secured into the socket and you won’t even have to think about the fact that you once had a missing tooth.
Ask your Maldon dentist for a consultation to find out if you are a suitable candidate for dental implants. They can even support a bridge of replacement teeth because they provide such a stable foundation. Call 01245 268 494 for a free consultation at Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford.