Glasgow Dentist West End,
The causes and effects of tooth loss
By Hannah Kemp 09th Jun 2021
Tooth loss in adulthood can be uncomfortable, distressing and a traumatic situation to find yourself in, however, it is a situation that can occur naturally with old age, as a result of poor oral hygiene or in the event of an accident or trauma to the mouth. Good oral hygiene is an important part of looking after ourselves, and regular visits with your Glasgow Dentist West End will ensure that your teeth are clean and healthy. If any dental issues present themselves they can be detected early and treated successfully to prevent further complications in the future. Without good oral hygiene and regular visits to the dentist plaque and tartar can build up on the teeth and over time result in cavities and tooth decay. If this is left untreated it can result in tooth loss. Speak to your Glasgow dentist West End immediately if you do experience tooth loss as with advances in Dental Technology there are now numerous different techniques that are involved in the replacement of a lost tooth.
Book an appointment as soon as possible to help reduce the detrimental effect that tooth loss can have on the aesthetics of your teeth, the health of your surrounding teeth, and the effects that it may have on your self-confidence and the functioning of your mouth.
Dental implants in Glasgow Dentist West End
Dental implants are an increasingly popular choice of tooth replacement therapy at your Glasgow dentist West End. They are small titanium components that are designed to act as replacement roots for your missing teeth. They are a permanent solution for tooth loss and the procedure involves inserting the dental implant into the bone socket of the missing tooth to allow the implant to fuse with the alveolar bone of your jaw and become a natural part of your mouth. This works by a process called osseointegration. The titanium of the dental implant causes a natural process in which osteoblasts, bone producing cells, grow around the implant so that it becomes fully integrated into the jaw, ensuring that it will remain firmly in place long term. This process may take 12 to 18 weeks and during this time you will visit your dentist to ensure that this is working successfully. Once your dentist is satisfied that successful osseointegration of the implant has occurred into the alveolar bone, a small connector post known as an abutment is fixed to the implant and this is to which the replacement tooth is then attached. The dental implant helps ensure that the crown is attached firmly and securely in place, or you may choose to have dentures instead where multiple crowns may be required. Dentures can either be fixed or detachable from the abutment according to your personal preference.
Speak to us at Buttercup 7-day dental and book an appointment with your dentist to find out how dental implants can help restore the functioning of your mouth which may have been lost as a result of tooth loss and how they can help improve the aesthetics of your smile at the same time.