When we age, it is completely normal that we might start to lose our teeth; however, ageing might not be the only reason that you’ve lost one or more teeth. There are a variety of reasons why this might have happened, just as there are many solutions. Our dentist in Molesey holds the key to your new and confident smile, so be sure to get in contact with us if you have any questions, or if this article inspires you to pursue treatment.
Here at Smilessence, patient care is our number one priority. It’s important to us that you feel welcomed into the family that is our practice and we will always treat you as we would hope to be treated ourselves. No matter your problem or concern, we intend to answer every question with a bright smile and years of experience.
Below, our dentist in Molesey will discuss the causes of tooth loss and just what we offer in terms of treatments and solutions.
Why have I lost my teeth?
As previously mentioned, there could be a number of varied reasons why you have lost your teeth. It is important that you visit our dentist in Molesey to get a well informed answer after many tests are done, but we’re here to offer some short explanations.
To start, periodontal disease may be one reason that you have lost one or more teeth. This happens when the supporting tissues in the mouth have slowly started to wear down, resulting in your teeth falling out. This disease is more likely to occur as you age due to a build-up of plaque and tartar over the years. However, inflammation of the gums can be spotted early as long as you attend regular check-ups to nip this in the bud.
It may be that you enjoy contact sports or have had an accident, it could be that you visit the dentist infrequently allowing decay to set into teeth. These can all have the same result, the loss of a tooth which you wish to replace if possible.
What can you do to help me?
Here at our practice, we offer dental implants for one or multiple missing teeth. The implants are essentially replacement tooth roots, made from titanium screws, upon which we can then instal artificial teeth. The beauty of these implants is that they will look and act exactly like your real teeth!
What are the benefits of them?
Yes, it’s true! Your dental implants and artificial teeth will act and look exactly like your real teeth. You won’t have to change your diet extensively to help them work better, or take care of them in any specific way. You will be able to smile, eat and talk with those you care about with both confidence and ease. Following a proper oral hygiene routine will work just as well as with natural teeth..
The implants will also support your bone structure and surrounding teeth as they will fuse with your gums and jaw. They’re also extremely durable and when well looked after, can last up to 15 years!
If we’ve answered all of your questions, then great! Now it’s time to get in contact with us and have a consultation. If you have more questions, still get in contact with us. A friendly member of our team will be more than happy to have a chat with you.