16 Jul Are Dental Implants The Best Option For Replacing Missing Teeth?
A closer look at modern tooth replacement in Egham.
A lot of patients in Egham come to us for effective, professional solutions to replace their missing teeth. We help lots of people every year to replace their missing teeth with the most appropriate restoration option for them.
At the moment, there are four main options for tooth loss which are, to leave the gap as it is, to replace the gap with dental implants, to place a dental bridge or to have dentures fitted.
The most worrying option from a dentists perspective, is when a patient opts to leave a missing tooth gap empty. This is because it can cause a number of issues. For example, the bone underneath the tooth that has gone is absorbed back into the body which pulls the gums around it down, causing the teeth to look longer. Adjacent teeth can also move and become misaligned.
Aside from the dental aesthetics being an issue for some, it also creates future issues if you do want a dental implant later on. Implants need bone to be placed into and if the bone near the gap has degraded, a bone graft will likely be required.
Other issues that can occur when a missing tooth is left are:
- The other teeth move and fall into the gap
- The teeth facing the gap from above or below may sink into the space and your bite may be affected
- The gap can be prone to infections or soreness
- The shape of your face, your speech or eating may be affected
In most instances, we would advise patients to consider their options for replacing missing teeth rather than leaving gaps, because it will likely mean less problems in future.
The Options For Replacing Missing Teeth
At your Egham dentist, we have a variety of options for replacing missing teeth. Each option is different for each patient, and the costs usually need to be calculated for each individual. That is why we always organise a detailed consultation to provide you with lots of information, answer your questions and provide a detailed treatment plan and costs.
Often, the least expensive options are dentures or bridges. Dentures are removable and need cleaning but are cost-effective and so could work for a variety of different situations. Bridges are more of a long term solution but do involve preparing the teeth either side of the gap. The increasingly popular option, which is also an investment into your future smile, is a dental implant.
Why Dental Implants Are An Excellent Choice For Missing Tooth Restoration
Dental implants can last a lifetime, they are the closest thing to natural teeth you can currently get in dentistry, they look fantastic and they feel great. We are excited to offer implants from our dental surgery in Egham, and we have many happy patients who have restored their smile using this method.
If you want to find out more about dental implants, and want more information about how they work and if they are right for you, please get in touch. You can reach us on 01784432641 where our friendly team will be happy to get you booked in for a consultation. We’re here to help you find the best possible way to restore your smile!