Oh no … my tooth!

So, you have been a bit too overenthusiastic at your local jitterbug class, slipped, fell and knocked out a tooth!  Do you A) Cry? B) Panic? Or C) Start researching on the internet to find out about Southampton dental implants?  And the correct answer is C because there really is no need to panic if you have lost a tooth or even multiple teeth!

You can be safe in the knowledge that in this day and age of superb new dental technology, there is a solution to any dental problem, you just need to find out from the dental practitioner what those options are.

But what options are there?

New, contemporary dental implants are the answer to any modern jitterbugger’s prayers, as they look just like the real thing and are safe and easy to install.  And even if you have lost multiple teeth, this is easily remedied via tooth implants.  As long as you are in good general health, implants could be for you and if you have the perfect home oral health regime and are a non-smoker – even better!

The dental implant procedure

After examining your mouth and the area where the tooth has gone, your dentist will make a plan specifically for you as to how the treatment will proceed. The procedure will involve placing a titanium screw into the jaw, allowing the gum to heal and then placing the crown over this.  Titanium is used for implants as it is a material that is not rejected by the body.

There are numerous benefits to having a tooth replaced by implants when it is lost due to an accident or tooth decay. As an example, bone can be lost in that area too, implants help to maintain the structure below the new artificial tooth.  With dental implants, they are securely fixed and will not move around the mouth as some dentures can.  But most importantly of all, implants allow the patient to eat food normally and also to gain their confidence back!

Looking after your new artificial teeth

New, modern dental implants should last for many years, but, as with natural teeth, they need looking after. A good oral care routine is imperative to ensuring that your implants last.  Usually, these types of artificial teeth are easy to clean, simply brush twice a day and use floss or alternatively, interdental sticks to clean in between them.

But be aware, if you do not clean your new teeth, they can collect a covering of a substance, not too dissimilar to what can be found on uncared for natural teeth.  This substance, in turn, could lead to gum disease and ultimately the loss of the implant.

And relax Ready to make your toothless, sad smile a thing of the past? Then trip the light fantastic over to your dental practitioner and get ready for the super, new beaming you. Once you have your new artificial teeth in place, you will be back dancing in no time.

Apurva Thakur

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