There must be somewhere in the world where having missing teeth is considered beautiful, but London is not it. Here, missing teeth, especially when they are at the front of the mouth are unattractive, speaking of lack of self-care and bad health. The trouble is that having missing teeth means finding a good reliable way to replace them so that they look and behave like natural teeth.
Here at Ace Dental in Camden, we are finding that dental implants are becoming more popular than the earlier generations of tooth replacement, and it’s easy to see why.
Roots and all
Dental implants are the only way you can replace the root of the tooth as well as the crown. You need tooth roots for stability. They are what keeps the tooth rock steady when you bite into an apple or chew on a great steak. They are also what keeps your jawbone strong and healthy. Without tooth roots transmitting vibrations from all the impacts going on in your mouth into the surrounding jawbone, the bone receives a message that it is no longer in use. When the bone thinks that, it doesn’t just sit there doing nothing, it starts to dissolve itself and 25% of its size and density can disappear in one year alone after tooth loss.
Leave the gap?
Of course, people think about not replacing their teeth, especially if those lost are to the side or the back of the mouth. But doing so leaves an open invitation to neighbouring teeth to drift into the gap, tilt into it and even fall out. Gaps can destabilise all your teeth.
Dental implant crowns are handcrafted by technicians so that they blend in with your remaining teeth. They can be sized, shaped and coloured to look like the teeth you have left, or if you don’t have any teeth, like the teeth of someone your age.
You can expect dental implants in Camden to last for at least 15 years. In fact, many last much longer than that.Back to Blog