There are lots of reasons for losing a tooth. It might be through trauma or by a tooth being taken out by your dentist in an overcrowding situation. Your tooth might be also lost because of gum disease. In any of these cases the dentist might suggest that you consider having treatment with dental implants.
If you are recommended to have dental implants then it is important that you get on with it. Once a tooth root is out of the gum and the bone that it was fixed into the bone will start shrinking back and the face will eventually shrink inwards too, a look that is very ageing. A dental implant carried out soon after the tooth is lost, will stop this from happening.
A dental implant is actually a small titanium screw that is placed into the bone to take the place of the tooth root. Once the implant has bonded to the bone then a crown will be screwed onto it and the tooth that results will be the closest thing to a natural tooth that a patient can possibly have.
Whether the implant supports just one tooth or several implants are used to support a bridge of several teeth, the result will often be the resolution of many years of misery and toothlessness. Where dentures have long been the only answer there is now the option of having dental implants offers many people the chance to enjoy having the next best thing to their natural teeth and being able to eat and smile again with confidence. Ask your implant dentist in Holborn to assess you for treatment with dental implants.