Dental Implants

Missing Teeth Effects

Missing Teeth Effects

How can missing teeth affect you?

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Correcting Tooth Loss

Tooth loss, resulting from various causes, requires prompt treatment to avoid potential problems.

As people age, prioritizing overall health and well-being becomes increasingly important.

The importance of restoring lost teeth with a lasting solution is essential, given the numerous issues associated with tooth loss.

Understanding the Causes of Tooth Loss

The loss of teeth can be caused by various factors:

  1. Advanced Gum Disease: In cases where gum disease reaches an advanced stage, causing severe infection and looseness, tooth extraction may be the only viable option.
  2. Traumatic Fractures: Accidents or injuries can result in tooth fractures, making effective repair challenging. In such instances, extraction might be recommended.
  3. Progressive Decay: Severe decay can render a tooth too infected or broken down for conventional treatment, requiring extraction.
  4. Recurrent Infection: Teeth that have undergone root canal treatment may suffer re-infection with a poor prognosis, leading to extraction.
  5. Earlier Extractions: Some individuals may have opted for tooth extraction in their youth as a straightforward solution or due to a preference for a less expensive alternative to restorative treatments.

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Result of Avoiding Teeth Replacement

When a missing tooth is left untreated, irrespective of the cause, it triggers a series of biological processes that can have serious consequences. The severity of these effects is influenced by the number of lost teeth and the trauma associated with extraction.

Issues resulting from missing teeth can be directly linked to tooth loss itself or worsened by less than ideal solutions like ill-fitting dentures. Wrong treatment choices may also contribute to negative impacts on oral health.

It is important to treat tooth loss promptly to prevent these potential consequences and ensure optimal oral health.

Issues After Tooth Extraction

After undergoing a tooth extraction, individuals may experience some or all of the following issues:


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Dental Implant Questions

  1. Lifespan of Dental Implants:
  2. Can Dental Implants last Indefinitely? Once the implant integrates with your jawbone and tissues, the titanium implant functions like a natural root. The lifespan of your implant also relies on the care and maintenance of your oral health.
  3. Pain and Discomfort: Is Pain Associated with Dental Implant Placement? When we  place the implant, we are careful to carry out a pain-free procedure and if required various sedation methods suitable for nervous patients.
  4. Age Requirement for Dental Implants: Is There a Minimum Age for Dental Implant Treatment? While there is no specific age limit, our dentists recommend individuals to be over 18 for the dental implant procedure.
  5. Safety of Dental Implant Treatment: We employ Computer Guided implant placement techniques. We also employ comprehensive planning systems to ensure the success and safety of the implant treatment.
  6. Value of Dental Implants: Assessing the Benefits of Dental Implants: A dental implant offers numerous oral health advantages, including smile enhancement, stabilisation of adjacent teeth, and protection against gum disease.
  7. Pain in the Implant Process: Managing Discomfort in the Implant Process: Some slight discomfort may following the placement of a new implant, which minimized through modern anaesthetics. Post-procedure, swelling and slight aching may occur for 1-2 days. Many patients undergo multiple implants in a single day with minimal pain or distress. Existing patient have described this discomfort as no worse than that experienced after a tooth removal.

Implant Guide

Implants undergo colour matching and meticulous shaping to seamlessly harmonize with your natural teeth. Implant teeth are virtually indistinguishable from real teeth.

Long-Lasting Dental Implants

Once the implant integrates with your jawbone and surrounding tissues, the artificial titanium structure functions just like a natural root.

When we insert a titanium implant into the jawbone, it becomes an integral part of your oral structure.

This provides numerous health advantages, such as slowing or stopping bone loss, reinforcing the jawbone's structure, and diminishing the likelihood of gum disease due to better cleaning when compared to dentures.[Learn More.]

Longevity of Dental Implants

When appropriately cared for, dental implants boast a lifespan ranging from ten to twenty-five years or even longer.

Dental implants are beneficial for:

  • Tooth loss due to trauma, accidents, or injuries
  • Missing teeth resulting from gum disease or insufficient bone
  • Substituting old, worn, or fractured dentures
  • Integrated treatments like Implant-Retained Dentures
  • Offering both removable and fixed options
  • Addressing individual tooth loss or entire arches in a single session

The long term success of your implant depends on your commitment to your oral health. [Discover more.]

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