Dental implants are a secure way to replace missing teeth. A tooth is made up of 2 parts – a crown and root. The crown is the visible part of the tooth, and the root is the part that is hidden by the gums and in your jawbone. When a tooth is lost (or needed to be extracted), it is important to look into the different types of gap management options that are available.
These are treatments that are designed to replace missing teeth and help manage your gaps in your mouth, giving you a fuller smile. Some of these options include:
Dental implants are considered the gold standard when it comes to replacing missing teeth. This is because it offers the most stability and support, allowing you to enjoy every day life without worrying about your teeth falling out.
Unfortunately, not every patient will be suitable for dental implants. If you have gum disease, this will need to be treated before you will qualify for implants. This is because the disease will actively eat away at the gums and bone in the jaw and will cause implants to fail, so the jaw and gums will need to be stabilised before they can be placed. We are also unable to place them for patient who smoke, as this can also cause them to fail.
In the first instance, we always offer a free consultation so we can explain all the options that are suitable for you and give you the facts that you need to make an educated decision on how you would like to proceed.
We understand dental treatments can be confusing as there are now so many different treatments, but we will work with you to reach your goal. Call us to book your free consultation today.