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How Crucial is it to Replace Lost Teeth? Why You Should Consider Dental Implants

Making sure your smile feels healthy and looks good is of the utmost importance to all our clients. By contacting us, you’ve taken the first step towards improving or maintaining your oral health.

So if you’ve lost a tooth, you’ll understandably look at your options to rectify this. Dental implants are often the necessary course of action in this case.

Let’s take a look at why dental implants can be crucial and what benefits having this procedure performed can do for your oral health.

The importance of dental implants

When you have a missing tooth, possibly the result of an accident or an oral infection, it can be a worrisome time, particularly if you don’t know what options are available to you. 

Having a dental implant fitted will once again complete your smile so there are no obvious aesthetic issues and you’ll have the confidence to smile broadly once again.

Not only this, but dental implants provide many health benefits too. Having a full set of teeth, natural or otherwise, keeps the rest of your teeth in line so there is less chance of crookedness or misalignment occurring.

When your mouth is missing a tooth or several teeth, it is more prone to getting infections. This is because teeth act as a sort of barrier so that your gums won’t face as many harmful bacteria that can cause nasty oral diseases. 

Whether you have a full set of teeth or not, optimal oral care is advised for cleanliness and so that your mouth is rid of this bacteria that can have negative outcomes. With the right care, dental implants could be considered a permanent solution.

Don’t fret that this implant is going to stand out from the rest of your teeth; the materials made to form dental implants are remarkably similar in appearance to natural teeth and shouldn’t feel any different either. 

A safe and simple procedure

You might think that having dental implants fitted could be an extensive and invasive procedure, but dental technology has progressed so much that this isn’t the case anymore.

Your mouth will be numbed so that you won’t feel any pain during the treatment. Nowadays, it’s a relatively quick procedure that you shouldn’t stress over.

The implant will be precisely screwed into either your jaw bone or gums to ensure that the implant stays in position and the bone or gums grow around it.

There will be some recovery time to consider, however. Within the first two weeks post-treatment, consider each soft (but not sticky) food so that you won’t put your teeth in harm’s way while it might still be slightly delicate.

If you’re experiencing any mild discomfort, purchasing over-the-counter painkillers can quell this for you to go about your routine livelihood.

For all there is to know on dental implants and general dentistry, explore the London City Smiles website.