Missing teeth can be distressing at any stage of a life. Early on in your adult life it can be even more upsetting. However, even in your later years it is wrong to assume that tooth loss is a natural part of the ageing process. Our teeth can last for the whole of our lives.
Avoid tooth loss
You need a good dental hygiene routine and you need to visit your dentist on a regular basis so that your teeth are clean and free of cavities or tooth decay. It is also important to ensure that your gums are free of disease. With regular check-ups your dentist will make sure that your teeth and gums are strong and healthy. Preventative dental care such as regularly undergoing a professional scale and polish can prevent plaque or tartar from building up on your teeth. This helps prevent dental complications such as tooth loss in the future. Unfortunately sometimes tooth loss cannot be avoided. If you have been in an accident or had a trauma to your mouth then you may lose your teeth.
Replacing your missing teeth
If you have avoided the dentist and this has led to the development of tooth decay or gum disease then it is still not too late. Restorative dental treatments can help treat decay or gum disease. If unfortunately there is irreversible damage to your teeth or you need to undergo a tooth extraction then you can speak to your dentist and find out about replacing missing teeth. Tooth loss can have profound effects on your dental health and your overall well-being. It is important to have missing teeth replaced as soon as possible. Your dentist can help combat these issues by replacing your missing teeth with dental implants Ryde.
Dental implants for replacing missing teeth
Dental implants Ryde are very popular for replacing missing teeth. They provide a long-term solution for tooth loss, used as an excellent alternative to traditional tooth replacement such as bridges or dentures. Dental implants can be used to support bridges and dentures more securely and successfully than when they are used alone to improve your dental health and even your quality of life.
Individually tailored treatment plans
Dental implants are used differently to meet your individual dental requirements. You can have a single dental implant to replace one missing tooth or adjacent missing teeth or you can have multiple implants to replace missing teeth around the mouth. Dental implants can also be used to replace all of your teeth. They have been designed to replace the root of the missing tooth. They are small titanium screws that are surgically inserted into the jaw and as a result of biocompatibility become integrated within the jaw as a permanent fixture of the mouth. Biocompatibility causes osseointegration which means bone cells form around the implant holding it securely in place. Titanium is non corrosive and non allergenic and it is a very strong material which can only be removed from the mouth by unscrewing or ultrasonic waves. This will hold your replacement tooth, either crown, bridge or a set of dentures firmly in place for many years to come. You need to look after your dental health by maintaining a good dental hygiene routine and visiting your dentist on a regular basis and your dental implants could last for the rest of your life. Speak to your dentist today and find out more about the implications of tooth loss and how you can prevent such complications with dental implants Ryde.
All treatments carry risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.