The trick to replacing lost teeth is to invest in the ones that are going to act and look most like the teeth that have been lost. Dentistry is constantly advancing, and, as far as tooth replacement is concerned, the biggest leap forward came about 30 years ago, when dental implants became available.
Getting a dental implant in Richmond couldn’t be easier if you come to us at Sheen Dental Implants. Our implant surgeon, Dr Harmit Kalsi is one of only a few dentists to have been awarded the diploma of implantology from the Royal College of Surgeons, where he is a lecturer and has also been an examiner for 14 years. He really knows his stuff when it comes to you getting a dental implant in Richmond.
The key is jawbone health
Dr Kalsi will be able to explain all about your dental implant in Richmond, and what are the right conditions for its successful insertion into your jawbone. It’s all about how healthy your jawbone is. Jawbones, just like other bones in the body, need constant impacts to keep them strong and dense. Where bone strength elsewhere in the body comes from running and jumping, in the jaw, it comes from the teeth impacting against each other as we bite and chew.
When one tooth comes out, there is no impact either for the gap where it is, or the one above. No impact means not only no cell renewal, but the bone actively starts to dissolve itself, thinking it is no longer needed. That’s why people with no teeth start to look all pointy in the chin area, and their faces start to sag inwards. Age is nothing to do with this look, it’s all about loss of teeth.
Rebuilding lost bone
If, during your consultation, Dr Kalsi discovers, by way of x-rays and scans, that your jawbone is not strong enough, there are ways to rebuild it. Bone grafts and sinus lifts add new bone into the jaw. It takes a few months to stabilise and then treatment for your dental implant in Richmond can begin.