Replace missing teeth effectively with dental implants from Molesley dentists
Your mouth is a finely tuned composite of all of the different parts and it relies on them all working together to allow it to function properly. If you have lost a tooth or teeth your ability to eat, drink and even talk will be compromised. Thankfully there is a long term solution to this in the form of dental implants, which are widely available in the United Kingdom.
Dental implants basically act as a substitute for the root part of a tooth that you have lost. They are like sockets, into which a replacement tooth can be screwed. They can also be used in conjunction with dental bridge work and support a number of other teeth.
Your dentist will need to make an incision into your gum so that the implant can be placed next to your jaw bone. The reason for this is so that the implant integrates with the bone in a process called osseointegration. This gives the replacement tooth an incredible secure housing.
Then a temporary replacement tooth is screwed into the implant and the area is stitched back up. After a period of healing, your permanent replacement will be installed and you will be able to treat it just like a regular tooth, thanks to the stability and hard wearing nature of dental implants. The fact that they are made of titanium is a huge bonus because this material is very light and very durable.
The success rate of dental implants is extremely high and many thousands of patients have benefited from the procedure. If you want to know more about it, speak to your Molesley dentist and find out what dental implants can do for you.