dental implant you can have replacement teeth that look,
feel and function like natural teeth. Teeth that are comfortable
and stay in place allowing you to speak, smile and eat with
confidence. These are replacements that can be inserted
without affecting any of your remaining teeth.
Naturally, the effects of tooth loss vary from person to
person and depend on what have been lost. Losing a crown
means losing the visible part of your tooth and this may
affect your confidence. However, if you lose the root as
well, you have lost the unseen part of your tooth and although
this may not affect you aesthetically, it is undoubtedly
the most important part of the tooth.
root anchors the tooth to your jawbone, acting as a foundation
for the crown. Without the root, the bone around the missing
tooth will gradually recede causing the remaining teeth
to shift. If this is allowed to continue chewing will become
more and more difficult.
For those who have lost all their teeth in an upper or lower
jaw, the long-term problems are even greater. The bone shrinks
after tooth loss. This causes the nerves to become exposed
and the dentures will lack support. Loose fitting dentures
can cause further problems and lead to sore gum tissue and
A dental implant is made of titanium and shaped like a screw.
The dental implant is placed into the jawbone and serves
as a secure root for the new tooth. Once the dental implant
is in place, several different types of dental restorations,
such as crowns, bridges or dentures, can be attached.