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Effective Dental Implant solutions for Missing Teeth

Author: Henry M Cook
by Henry M Cook
Posted: Feb 27, 2016

Tooth loss significantly impacts both the appearance and the function of the smile. Right after natural teeth are lost, a once-attractive smile becomes unhealthy-looking and unattractive. Normal activities such as eating and speaking may turn into daily struggles as a toothless person adjusts to a life without teeth. Dental implants offer effective, long-lasting solutions to missing teeth problems, regardless of the number of teeth lost to a variety of reasons.

A single missing tooth may not seem to pose a big problem. However, if this is issue is not remedied early enough, complications may still arise in the long run. One lost tooth is still noticeable, especially if the tooth loss area is in the front portion of the mouth. A tooth lost in the front of the mouth can cause a lisp to develop, making it difficult for the sufferer to clearly pronounce words. If left untreated, a single tooth loss can cause the surrounding teeth to shift in position.

The loss of several teeth will have a huge impact on the appearance of the smile, and with the way the remaining natural teeth function. The sizeable gap caused by the multiple tooth loss will considerably alter the appearance of the smile and make it look incomplete. Neighbouring teeth will eventually move from their normal positions when a few teeth are lost. It will be even more difficult for a missing teeth patient to speak clearly when more than one tooth is lost. In cases when all of the teeth are lost, the problems mentioned above are multiplied. In addition, the gums will bear the full brunt of doing the chewing and biting, subjecting the patient to a great deal of discomfort.

A single missing tooth is solved with the help of a dental implant, which will be attached to a dental crown to complete the smile restoration. When several teeth are missing, the dental implants are embedded into the jaw, and then attached to either a series of dental crowns, or a fixed dental bridge to close the unsightly toothless gap. In cases when all of the teeth are lost, dental crowns are attached to a fixed dental bridge for either jaw (or both) to restore the normal form and function of the smile. Mini dental implants may be used in cases when the patient’s jawbone has become too thin to provide support for the placement of traditional dental implants.

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Dental Implant Group Clinic in London, UK provides dental implants & cosmetic dental treatments. Our dental implant professionals are trained to the highest international standards.

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Author: Henry M Cook

Henry M Cook

United Kingdom

Member since: Feb 01, 2014
Published articles: 23

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