Filling Gaps with Dental Implants
Published: 17 July 2017
In our world that places an increasing emphasis on aesthetics, having a gap in your smile can cause feelings of embarrassment or self-consciousness. If you have lost a tooth through damage, injury, trauma, or disease, then having to live with the result can be frustrating to say the least.
A missing tooth can also cause functional issues, such as problems with eating or speech, which can be life-changing as this starts to have an everyday impact. Added to that, feeling uncomfortable about how a missing tooth looks or is perceived can lead people to smile or speak less, which can then impact social and professional engagements. In extreme cases, this anxiety and shyness can become so severe that careers and relationships can be affected, leaving the person feeling lonely and unfulfilled in various aspects of their life.
At Clyde Munro, not only do we love healthy teeth and gums, what we enjoy the most is giving people back their smile and everything that goes with it. We believe that everyone deserves a smile that they can be proud of! So, when it comes to missing teeth, what can we do to help?
The solution: dental implants
The most natural, permanent and aesthetic solution to a missing tooth is a dental implant. This is where a specially designed titanium screw is placed very precisely into the jawbone – which acts as the replacement tooth root – and allowed to heal. At Clyde Munro, our dental implant practitioners are highly trained to be able to offer this type of treatment and we only use the highest quality products in order to achieve the best results for our patients. We use digital technology to ascertain the correct point to place the implant, which helps to ensure long-term treatment success. Thanks to the unique manufacturing methods used to create dental implants, the bone in the jaw will grow around and into the screw once it is placed, which creates stability and allows the implant to be a permanent solution to a missing tooth.
Once the healing phase has taken place, we will then fit your permanent crown, this is the top section that looks and acts just like a real tooth. We will work closely with the lab technicians who skillfully create these to ensure that your new tooth is the perfect colour match to blend in with your smile, thus ensuring that you can enjoy the most natural, beautiful and aesthetic replacement tooth that no one will know isn’t real – unless, of course, you decide to tell them! At this stage, it is worth bearing in mind that crowns cannot be whitened at a later date, so if you are thinking about treating your smile to a spot of teeth whitening at some stage, treat yourself at your nearest Clyde Munro practice before your crown is placed so that we can match it to your new shade.
If you have a missing tooth that is getting you down, ask your Clyde Munro dentist about the best course of treatment to give your smile the added boost it needs to help fill you with confidence once again.