Losing a tooth can be distressing in a number of ways. Probably the most obvious impact it can have is on your looks. A gap in your teeth can make people feel self conscious, some will turn to using a hand to cover their smile and, in extreme cases, will avoid social situations altogether.
On top of that, tooth loss can lead to problems with eating and speaking, which can further heighten those feelings of embarrassment. As time goes on, the missing tooth can cause shrinking of the supporting jaw bone too, which can change the facial appearance even more as the face begins to sag in the areas of tooth loss.
It’s not all doom and gloom though, at Gaskell Avenue Dental Practice we’re proud to be able to offer dental implants as a permanent replacement for missing teeth. These work by placing a titanium post into the jawbone, which effectively acts just like a tooth root. This prevents bone loss and retains the shape of your face. Once the post has had time to settle, we will then place a crown on the top, which is just like a real tooth. We will create the crown to fit perfectly with your smile in terms of colour and size, the only difference that anyone will see is that you’ll be so pleased you just wont be able to stop smiling!
Dental implants can be used to replace one or more missing teeth, and can even be used to hold dentures permanently in place, too. So if you suffer with ill-fitting dentures that slip, move and cause discomfort, then dental implants could be the answer for you.
If missing teeth are getting you down, take action today. Call 01565 633 034 to book your consultation where we can take you through all of the options available to you.