Disease from poor oral hygiene, an accident or unforeseen injury can all cause tooth loss. Gaps left from missing teeth should be addressed as soon as possible, as the additional pressure placed on surrounding teeth can cause them to move out of place and/or become damaged.
Missing teeth impact oral function and may contribute to speech and eating difficulties. Serious repercussions may result, as diet is restricted and nutrition compromised if a person can only consume certain foods or beverages.
At Grafton Dental Centre, our experienced team can help you overcome tooth loss using high quality dental implants.
An implant is an artificial tooth used to replace missing teeth. It consists of a small titanium screw (artificial root) that is integrated into a patient’s jawbone, fusing permanently over time. This screw holds a prosthetic tooth or bridge (multiple replacement teeth) in position to fill a gap.
Dental implants have a high success rate and can last a long time, provided they are cared for and good oral hygiene is maintained. They also offer patients a wealth of benefits:
- Colour matched to the natural shade of surrounding teeth
- Permanently anchored into the jawbone (eliminating fear of tooth falling out)
- Improved comfort
- Easy to clean like natural teeth, promoting improved oral health
- Durable and long lasting
- Convenient; no adhesives are required