Are Your Missing Teeth Causing You Problems?

Are you missing out on that perfect smile because of a missing tooth, or even missing teeth? Are they causing you problems with leading your life in a normal way, in terms of eating, chewing or speaking? For many people these problems are common, they may have lost teeth due to accidents in the past, or just a general poor hygiene and the tooth’s root has completely worn away.

Now you and many others can choose a procedure to rectify this problem, and regain the quality of life that you desire. The procedure is the placing of dental implants where the tooth has been missing. This will replace the gap in your mouth, and leave you with a smile that you once had.

A dental implant comprises of two main parts. There is the fixture and the fitting. The fixture is a small titanium implant screw that is fixed into your jaw bone, where the missing root of your tooth was. Over time your jaw bone will fuse to the screw to leave a strong and secure fitting for the artificial tooth to be placed upon.

The fitting is usually a porcelain or ceramic crown that is placed onto the titanium screw. The crown looks just like a normal tooth would, and because of the strong and secure nature of the screw that it is attached to, it will function just as a normal tooth would with no problems, you do not have to worry about removing them when eating or cleaning your teeth as you normally would with dentures.

You will still have to maintain a high level of hygiene with a new tooth implant to make sure they work and last as long as possible. A dental implant is a long term and effective solution to missing teeth, so do not hesitate in contacting your dentist to see if you qualify for a dental implant.