So you have decided you are not happy with the appearance of your teeth, well you are not alone it is estimated that as many as 2 out of 5 people in the UK are also not happy with the appearance of their mouths. According to a recent survey conducted by dentists in Maidstone the biggest and most common problem people have when it comes to the appearance of their teeth is that of missing teeth.
The problem with missing teeth is that it not only looks unsightly but, can actually have an effect on the quality of your life. When teeth are healthy and complete we feel more confident whether we are eating, speaking and more importantly smiling, and we are most aware of this when our teeth are damaged or missing, thus affecting our confidence and quality of life.
Unfortunately over time our teeth become damaged due to accidents and dental problems, or maybe you have not taken care of them as well as you should have done, which causes teeth to become decayed and fall out. Not only does this affect the appearance of your teeth but can also affect the functions of ones teeth, such as your bite, bone loss, facial definition and speech.
There is a solution to the problems of missing teeth with the rise of dental cosmetics, in particular dental implants. Dental implants can offer a permanent replacement for tooth loss, giving you the chance to turn back the clock and restore not only the appearance of your teeth but the function of your teeth as well.
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a small metal cylinder or screw usually made of titanium, which is attached to the jaw bone. Once in place this replicates where your tooth’s root used to be, after this has been attached a secure ceramic tooth known as crown is attached to the artificial root (implant) which creates a permanent replacement for the missing tooth. The benefits of a dental implant are that it can be used to replace the missing tooth without the need of dentures or bridges.
So if you’re missing a tooth why not ask your dentist how a dental implant can make a difference in your life, giving you your confidence back and of course a great smile.
Dr Marcus Spry has extensive experience in fitting dental implants. You can book a free consultation with our Treatment Coordinator to discuss whether implants would be right for you.
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