The problem of tooth loss is always going to be hanging over us throughout our lives. It can happen suddenly through injury, or it can catch up with us later in life through gum disease or tooth decay. How it happens is not so much the issue, as is, what you are going to do about it. The thing is, it is important to get a tooth replaced: it can prevent further complications and help retain your smile. There are options, but before you settle on a choice, give Mulberry dental care of Walton a call (they serve the Surbiton area), and find out as much as you can about dental implants. This is probably the most solid and permanent solution to tooth loss, and has become refined and cheaper over the years as well. Laser technology has made this a very simple procedure to have done: It involves first taking digital x-rays of your mouth to determine the precise point the implant should go. Then the laser will make a hole through the gums and into the bone, into which the implant is screwed. This can be over with in an hour and because a laser causes the minimal amount of damage, healing is quick and in some cases, you can be fitted with your new tooth the same day.
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If you have suffered badly from tooth loss and are searching for a way to overcome the problem, there are two ways you can tackle this: you can opt for dentures or you can have dental implants and crowns fitted. Implant surgery has become a very simple procedure to have done these days, to the point that you can have many fitted at one sitting. Ironically, multiple dental implants can also be used to help anchor dentures as well, and many mini versions can be located and ready to use in a day. Such ability to place so many implants in such a short time means that it is over and done with quickly so that any new fitting can be put in straight away. Of course there will be a healing period, but this has been vastly improved because of accurate keyhole surgery done by lasers. Implants are also in for life and are very robust as well, so they will go the distance. However it is one of these treatments that has a lot of stigma attached to it and so for some people to go down this route, they need to know all of the facts first. If you live in Shepperton, you can always call Mulberry dental care over in Walton; they serve the area and are only too willing to give you information about multiple dental implants and the surgery involved.
Most dentists have gone crazy for the dental implant, as have their patients and it is quickly becoming the most sort after treatment in order to overcome the problem of tooth loss, just ask the people of Mulberry Dental care who serve the Shepperton area from Walton in Surrey. But although the procedure has become as simple to do as a filling, if your teeth have been lost due to decay and gum disease, you may have lost some bone in the jaws, so you’ll need a bone graft and possibly some tissue graft before you can have the implant screwed into your jaw bone. If you have suffered serious tooth loss, you will have to have multiple implants in order that your new teeth can be attached. If your jaws and gums are in fairly good nick, you can have a one-step procedure where the implants and abutments (new teeth) are fitted in the same day: laser technology has allowed all of this to happen and reduces injury whilst enhancing healing and recovery. However, the two step procedure is better as it allows the dentist to monitor how this ‘alien’ root has been accepted and it also allows the gums and bone to recover from the trauma of this foreign invasion. Multiple implants can allow individual abutments to be fitted, or to have sections of three teeth joined together (a bridge) put in place. Whatever you have done, implants are in for life and have allowed a freedom to sufferers of tooth loss that dentures can never offer. In fact, they may also signal the death of the denture in the not so near future.
The dental implant has come a long way since it was given its first trial in Swedenin the 1950’s: it was a very exclusive treatment as well as being mighty expensive, right up until the turn of the century. What changed all of this were computers, digital imaging and the laser and with all three combined, it made putting a titanium root into the jawbone quicker than sewing a button on a shirt. The laser does miniscule damage to surrounding gum tissue, meaning that multiple implants can be put in over a day and healing times are fast. And aside from just housing crowns in the replacement of teeth, the mini version of the implant can help with the anchoring of bridges and dentures. Because the treatment is simple to do, competition between dentists has seen costs tumble, so making it accessible to everyone as well as affordable. For more information about the dental implant and where you can get it done, contact Mulberry Dental Care in Walton: they serve the Molesey area and can tell you everything you need to know.
If you are a little squeamish, especially about any dental procedures in Sunbury, you may find the idea of having a dental implant fitted into your mouth heavy reading, but make sure you are on the right page before you dismiss this treatment because implant treatment has become far more refined and sophisticated as the technology surrounding it has moved on. Yes, the idea or having a titanium spike screwed into the jaw does sound a little gruesome, but if you read up on it, you’ll be happy to find that this treatment has become as easy as having a filling. Keyhole laser surgery has meant that an implant can be located with the utmost precision and with the minimal amount of damage to the surrounding gum tissue meaning that your mouth recovers quickly. But the real advantage of having this done is that once the implant is in, it is as strong as your old root and once this is in- pretty much for life, you can use it to attach a new crown to, a bridge or to help keep your dentures locked into. You may also be surprised to find that this treatment has become reasonably priced, because it has become widespread. It has become the more preferred alternative to tooth loss.