For most people the loss of a tooth is a traumatic experience and has a profound affect on our appearance and the way we chew. Many people are not aware that the loss of a single tooth can begin a process of degeneration that results in localised gum and jawbone shrinkage. This in turn changes your face shape and can lead to an appearance of premature ageing.
To help avoid this, advances over recent years have given us the opportunity to restore missing teeth via the use of dental implants. These are small titanium screws, which are inserted into the jawbone and act as supports for new teeth to be attached to them. They are highly successful, predictable and can give you many decades of function.
Implants are placed via a small surgical procedure with minimal discomfort to you the next day. So if you are unhappy with that gap in your smile or fed up with loose dentures rubbing on your gums, dental implants maybe the treatment that changes your life.