Finding a solution to missing teeth is not just an aesthetic issue. The worst thing you can do when you have a missing tooth is to do nothing at all. You need your teeth and finding a suitable treatment is the first step in restoring full function, whether that be in aligning them with your other teeth or maintaining the overall shape of your face.
More than just a pretty set of pearly whites your teeth affect the position of surrounding teeth. They are placeholders if you like. If you fail to address a missing tooth the ones beside it may move and drift into the now vacant space where your tooth used to be. This will throw your remaining teeth out of line. But even more than this, the root of your tooth actually stimulates the development of your jaw and cheekbones, without it they can lack the necessary density you would naturally have in these areas.
With clear benefits seen for replacing missing teeth what are the options for you? Continue reading clear advice on your options with Meadowbank Dental, in particular the great option of dental implants in Edinburgh.
Dental Implants, what are they?
A solid favourite when replacing teeth is the dental implant. There are plenty of convincing reasons why this is of benefit so let’s take a look at some of these. These are actually full implants where essentially a new root is produced and a false tooth is then fixed to that.
What benefits come from dental implants?
Let’s see what benefits arise from making the excellent decision to go for dental implants in Edinburgh.
As mentioned before these do not just achieve aesthetic benefits but they do certainly have a great effect on the shape of your face and of course that lovely bright smile of yours. You can grin with confidence again following the treatment.
Eat and be merry! While sticking to a healthy and balanced diet, for your oral health especially, dental implants do away with the need to be overly fussy about what food you eat based on discomfort.
These are potentially permanent solutions to your missing teeth. With the right level of care and advice from dedicated dentists like our team at Meadowbank Dental, these could last a lifetime.
What should you know before getting implants?
It cannot be stressed enough that the first step to getting dental implants in Edinburgh really should be to discuss your options further with our team of dentists at Meadowbank Dental. They may be able to point out any potential set back on your path to a better smile.
Some areas of potential concern may be pre-existing conditions like uncontrolled type 2 diabetes. Are you a smoker or do you have gum disease currently? These again are aspects of your treatment we would want to discuss with you at length and potentially bring under control prior to the implants. This allows your treatment the very best opportunity to be long lasting and effective.
Still have some questions? Are you nervous about the idea of dental treatment like this? Hopefully this article is of use to you in getting some background on dental implants but if you want to find out more then talk to our team today who will give you a full picture of what to do next.