Causes of tooth loss
Tooth loss can be a debilitating condition. Its prevalence increases with the years, however it can affect people of any age. The main causes of tooth loss are traumatic injury, severe tooth decay that affects the pulp tissue and advanced periodontal disease. The causative agent behind the latter two cases is oral microbial overgrowth, which results in the increased production of acids that cause cavities and the stimulation of chronic inflammation, which can damage the gum tissues permanently and lead to tooth loss. It is essential to maintain good oral hygiene to prevent tooth loss. You can do this by brushing your teeth at least twice a day, using dental floss and incorporating the use of an antibacterial mouthwash. Limiting your dietary sugar intake is also an important way of preventing tooth loss. If you experience cavities, do not hesitate to get treatment for them, as they can progress into tooth loss if left untreated. If you have already been affected by tooth loss and would like our dentist in Marylebone to treat this condition, then get in touch with us for a consultation session.
What are dental implants?
There have been numerous treatment regimes established previously for tooth loss, however none of them seem to be as robust and long-lasting as the use of dental implants. Dental implants are small appliances which are inserted into the jawbone through the slot of the missing tooth via a surgical procedure. These appliances are made out of titanium, which is essential for them to function, as most other metals are quickly rejected by the immune system thus rendering the implant useless. Titanium however allows the integration of the implant into the jawbone. Dental implants are very durable, and act as if they were a natural root and prevent the disintegration of the bone, which starts to occur after a tooth is lost. Dental implants today have become one of the most popular ways of replacing teeth. If you are interested in getting dental implants from our dentist in Marylebone, then contact us and book an appointment at Plowman & Partners.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Dental implants have a great number of advantages. One of the most important benefits of dental implants is that they are very durable and allow for strong chewing and biting, just like your natural teeth. Some patients even report that they feel as if the dental implants were even stronger than their natural teeth. This is of course not a valid reason to lose your teeth, therefore you should maintain good oral hygiene to preserve them as long as possible! Another important benefit associated with dental implants is the fact that they strengthen the bone into which they are implanted. Associated bone density loss in the jaw due to losing teeth has been linked to an increased risk of fractures and an increased risk of losing further teeth. Another large benefit is that once dental implants have healed, they can potentially last throughout a lifetime without requiring special care. Of course they still have to be brushed and cleaned, just like normal teeth as the prevention of plaque build-up is essential to preserve the rest of your teeth and gums. If you would like our dentist in Marylebone to provide you with dental implants to improve your quality of life we should be happy to assist you.