When you lose a tooth and you are still young, it can be tempting to leave a gap. But do that and you put the rest of your teeth in danger. Nature abhors a vacuum, as they say, and so do teeth. The teeth next to the gap can start tipping into it and then fall out, and this makes a bigger gap for more teeth to tip into and fall out.
But if you are young, probably the last thing you want is a tooth on a removable plate. That’s not very kissable. Then there’s the fixed bridge. More kissable, but having a bridge means sacrificing neighbouring teeth to become buttresses. At Ace Dental, we like to fit dental implants in Camden for people who have lost a single tooth.
People can be shocked at the price of dental implants in Camden. It’s true they are not cheap, but in the long run they can work out as about the same price or even cheaper than a denture or a bridge. The latter 2 have to be replaced on a pretty regular basis. Dentures may need to be replaced after only 5 years. Bridges usually last longer. But dental implants can last you for the rest of your life if you take good care of them. The crown may wear down and need replacing but there are people out there who have had their dental implant posts for 50 years.
Are dental implants easy to look after?
When you are young, the last thing you are going to have time for is complicated cleaning routines. With dental implants in Camden, all you have to do is having a rigorous oral hygiene routine. This means 2 minutes twice a day with a soft-bristled brush, including a thorough clean around the gumline of your dental implant tooth. Your big enemy is plaque, which, if it attacks the bone under your gum can loosen your implant and cause it to fall out.
Apart from that, you just need to come in for a regular biannual check-up and deep clean with the hygienist. Easy.