Tooth loss is a problem that needs to be solved within the shortest period of time, to prevent further complications from arising. The loss of natural teeth causes problems in the function and appearance of a smile, making it even more important for missing teeth to be replaced in a timely manner. Dentures can quickly replace missing teeth but their removable nature can pose even more problems with long-term use. Dental implants are ideal, long-term solutions for missing teeth; these implants can also restore both the proper form and function of lost teeth.
Dental implants from the Dental Implant Group in London can give you the most efficient solutions to your missing teeth problems. An implant treatment can replace one lost tooth or multiple missing teeth; it can also be used to solve the problem of all teeth missing. It is important for you to have sufficient jawbone structure because this is where the implants will be attached to. However, certain procedures such as bone grafts or sinus augmentation can be done to improve the jawbone prior to implant placement.
The gums also provide crucial support to implants, so your gum health is important in determining eligibility for dental implants. Gum problems may make it difficult for the titanium roots to be placed, so any gum disease will need to be treated first before the implant placement. If you have a medical condition such as a bleeding problem or diabetes, you may need to undergo further evaluation to determine the suitability and safety of an implant treatment. A patient who heavily smokes cigarettes may not be eligible for dental implants because of the habit’s harmful effects.