When you lose an adult tooth, there are a number of problems that can occur. Almost immediately, you might find that eating isn’t as easy as it once was and when you talk, your speech isn’t as clear as before. Two of the primary functions of teeth is to help you eat and speak.
The longer you leave the gap where your tooth once was, without taking any action to seek a replacement, the more likely you are to encounter further problems associated with tooth loss. Teeth naturally move in your mouth when more space appears, so you may find your remaining teeth begin to shift out of position. Your once straight teeth may now appear misaligned and begin to look less attractive. Additionally, teeth which aren’t straight are more susceptible to decay or causing gum disease, simply because it’s harder to remove all food deposits from teeth with your toothbrush, when the surfaces of your teeth are not neatly aligned.
Having dental implants placed in Bolton
Dental implants can resolve all these problems. They are effective, permanent, replacement teeth, which are surgically placed in your jawbone, by an implantologist. A crown which matches your natural teeth will be added to the top, giving you a complete smile once again. An implant may take a few months to heal, but once it does, it will have fused with your jawbone, giving you a new tooth that is likely to last in excess of 40 years.
We have been placing dental implants, here at the Harwood Dental clinic in Bolton for many years. We can even replace missing teeth in a day. It’s important not to delay the decision about whether or not you’d like to replace your missing tooth with an implant, because from the moment you lose your natural tooth, the area on your jawbone, where a root was once attached, will begin to atrophy. A jawbone that has heavily atrophied will require more invasive surgical treatment to have a successful dental implant fitted.
Dental implant dentures
If you have more than one tooth missing, or perhaps most of your teeth are missing, it’s possible to anchor dentures into your mouth and provide you with a full set of replacement teeth using just 6 dental implants. Dental implant dentures will provide you with a full set of permanent replacement teeth, which will allow you to eat and speak as you would with natural teeth, as well as restore your smile.
If you live in Bolton and you’d like to find out more about whether you’re a suitable candidate for dental implants, as well as the ins and outs of the procedure, please get in touch to book a consultation with our highly skilled implantologist. We can explain exactly what will happen during each appointment, the cost involved and how you can spread your finances more affordably. Please give us a call.