People lose teeth all the time, either through trauma when teeth are knocked out or due to decay, gum disease or old age. Whatever the reason for loosing your teeth they need to be replaced both for aesthetic and functional reasons. Dental implants are now becoming the preferred option to replace missing teeth as they provide a longer-term solution, slow down bone loss and preserve nearby healthy tooth tissue. Dental implants are also commonly used to securely fix a denture in place, avoiding embarrassing denture slippage or denture fixatives.
Loss of teeth can be the result of accidents, decay, gum disease, or old age but, whatever the reason, their replacement is important in order to restore health and function. Today, dental implants are considered the best, and preferred, option to replace missing teeth because they are essentially the closest thing to natural teeth.
Implants are artificial high-tech tooth roots made out of titanium that fully integrate into the jawbone. They perform like natural teeth and feel as if they are a part of you. Dental implants make a stable foundation to replace a single or many missing teeth, and can be designed to form single-tooth crowns, larger bridges or implant supported dentures.
Most of all, implants can offer a “second set of teeth” without damaging healthy neighbouring ones. They improve your appearance and speech, allow you to eat naturally, smile as much as you want, and help you regain your self-esteem. “An implant offers a secure solution for every age and every situation; permanent, strong and as individual as you yourself.”
Dr Stefanos Thomaidis is a member of the Association of Dental Implantaology (ADI) to learn more about Dental Implants ADI and you can download the free ADI guide Association of Dental Implantology Patient Leaflet