How Dental Implants Can Help With Missing Teeth Gaps

You might be seeking information about undergoing dental implants in Richmond because you have an unsightly tooth gap. Whether it’s a recent occurrence, or whether you’ve had it for a while, a missing tooth can be debilitating in the way that it can affect how you eat, speak and even act. In some cases it can destroy your self-confidence. The good news is that you’ve come to the right place. Here at Sheen Dental we’ve been successfully fitting dental implants into the people of Richmond and the surrounding areas for many years and as such, know by the feedback we get from our patients the real benefits that they can bring. Let’s take a look at how, and more importantly, why they work.

If you have a missing tooth you might decide to ignore it, especially if it’s at the back of the mouth where it isn’t particularly visible. However what you might not know is that by doing so, it can set off a whole chain of events that can cause further tooth problems. Other forms of tooth replacement such as dentures and dental bridges although aesthetically similar won’t stop these events from occurring, but dental implants can. Unlike any other form of missing tooth replacement, a dental implant is placed directly into the jaw bone and when this happens the surrounding natural bone tissue that one supported the natural tooth root is re-stimulated. As a result it merges and bonds with the implant to create one super-strong structure where a crown can be placed. This means that the natural bone loss (that occurs when teeth are lost) is reversed giving you a fuller face, a fantastic smile and the chance to eat and speak with confidence.

Stand-alone teeth

dental implants in RichmondThe good news is that if you opt for a dental implant in Richmond, you’re choosing the only form of tooth replacement which is completely stand-alone and this definitely has its advantages. Dentures or dental bridges for example rely completely on adjacent teeth for their support. In the case of dental bridges, adjacent teeth either side of the gap need to be ground down and shaped to take the supporting mechanism. With a dental implant, when a tooth is placed into a missing tooth gap, it’s self supporting, therefore the implant puts no stress or harm onto otherwise healthy adjacent teeth.

A dental implant in Richmond that’s been well-maintained can last for many, many years often far exceeding that of its counterparts. So from a value-for money perspective using a dental implant to plug a missing tooth gap is a sensible option.

If you want to find out more about the implant procedure itself or anything else about how implants can help you then either contact Sheen Dental on 020 8876 5277 or visit our website at where you can find a wealth of information to help you make an informed dental decision.