Tooth loss

Tooth loss can be an extremely frustrating condition, which can affect a range of our everyday functions, such as eating, speaking and smiling. However, tooth loss is not only capable of disrupting these essential functions: tooth loss has also been associated with triggering mental health disorders, such as depression, anxiety, worrying over the lost tooth and decreased self-esteem and self-confidence. Furthermore, some studies have even found an association between tooth loss and an increased risk of cerebrovascular events, including strokes. However this is probably due to alternative influences, such as other lifestyle factors that lead to tooth loss, for instance smoking or illicit drug use. The main causes of tooth loss are periodontal disease and advanced tooth decay, as a result of oral microbial overgrowth and traumatic dental injuries. To prevent tooth loss, maintain good oral hygiene by regularly brushing and flossing your teeth, using an antibacterial mouthwash and by wearing a mouthguard when engaging in sports or activities that come with an increased risk of tooth loss. If you have already been affected by losing teeth and are interested in getting dental implants Leicester, then you can be sure that you will be in safe and experienced hands at our practice.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants refer to the small metal appliances which are inserted into the jawbone through the gap of the missing tooth, using a small surgical procedure. These appliances look like screws, and are made out of a special metal known as titanium. This allows them to integrate into the bone and provide a solid point of attachment for the artificial teeth that are placed once the wound has healed. It is important to note that dental implants are capable of holding multiple artificial teeth, therefore if multiple teeth are missing from gaps adjacent to each other, then the use of multiple implants may not be necessary, depending on the number of the teeth missing. Dental implants act as artificial roots, and are very durable and resilient to the huge amounts of pressure that is exerted onto them every day. If you are interested in getting dental implants Leicester, why not book an appointment with us, the Smile Care Dental Clinic today.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

Dental implants have numerous benefits, however they are not for everyone, thus it is important to consult with your dentist before getting them.  An important benefit is that once the implantation has been considered successful, it is unlikely that serious problems with your implants will occur, and they often last over 30 years, which is very long when compared to other treatment types. Furthermore, dental implants slow down and prevent the decrease in the bone density of the jawbone that is associated with tooth loss. While every surgical procedure comes with certain risks, the surgical procedure associated with dental implants is generally considered a low-risk operation. If you would like to get more information about the dental implants Leicester we offer at Smile Care dental Clinic, then visit our website or contact us with your enquiry.