Bone loss is a collective issue for adults of all ages who have several missing teeth or rely on removable dentures to replace all of their teeth. The lack of stimulation due to the missing tooth roots gradually leads to jawbone deterioration. This can cause many problems, the most serious of which is further tooth loss.
Unlike other tooth replacement options, dental implants fuse with the jawbone and create a strong and sturdy foundation for replacement teeth such as crowns, dentures or bridges. Dental implants in Buckinghamshire are a viable option for tooth loss and are available in quite a few dental practices, including Smile Design Dental Practice.
What are the effects of missing teeth?
Missing teeth do not only affect a person’s appearance and self-esteem, butcan also go on to cause significant oral health problems.
One of the most serious problems of having missing teeth is bone loss. A lack of stimulation deriving from the tooth roots causes the deterioration of the jawbone. As the jawbone withers away, it also begins to lose strength and holding power. This is because the jawbone is no longer being used to support teeth. This can cause facial sagging and the collapse of facial tissue.
Gradually, healthy teeth will move towards the gaps created by the missing teeth in the mouth, leading to tooth misalignment and further tooth loss.
How can dental implants help?
Dental implants are small, titanium posts that are surgically inserted into the jawbone. These metal screw-shaped posts are the closest thing to natural tooth roots that dentistry can offer to replace missing teeth. Once fused into the jawbone, dental implants provide stimulation, strengthen the jaw and keep the remaining teeth stable.This is because titanium is a material that is compatible with the human body. Moreover, they promote the development of bone tissue in the jawbone.
Benefits of dental implants in Buckinghamshire
Whether patients need to replace an entire upper and lower arch of teeth or only a single tooth, dental implants are the most viable option. Not only do they keep the jawbone intact, healthy and strong, but also look, feel and function just like natural teeth.