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Is your smile missing something?

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Woman laughing showing teeth gapLosing teeth is something you may associate mainly with older people. However there are other reasons you may have gaps in your smile, including illness or injury. Missing teeth can be unsightly and affect your self-confidence but they are also linked to poor nutrition as well as diseases such as diabetes and heart problems. If the condition of your mouth is causing problems in terms of your appearance or because it is limiting your wellbeing then it is important to seek the correct help. Dentures and bridges can be difficult to get used to or ineffective for some people. Dental implants offer a secure solution to the problem of missing teeth.

How do dental implants work?

Small metal screws are placed into the jawbone during a minor surgical procedure. These are held in place by the bones and blood vessels meshing around the metal, which provides a stable base for dentures, a crown or a bridge of replacement teeth. In some cases, the restoration can be carried out in the same day, while other people may have to wait for the implants to become more established. Moor Park Dental in London offers a range of options for patients requiring dental implants from single teeth to full sets.

What are the advantages of dental implants?

The immediate advantage is that your smile is restored to its former glory and you can smile with confidence again. You will also be able to enjoy your favourite foods, rather than being restricted to a diet of soft items. This improves your nutritional status as well as your quality of life. Fitting dental implants has a very high success rate and most people find that, with the correct care, their implants last for several decades. Your implants will act in the same way as the roots of your natural teeth and so they help to keep your jawbone strong. This is because biting and chewing actions stimulate the jawbone, preventing the shrinkage of tissues that can occur if you wear dentures.

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Having dental implants can be a long-term investment in your appearance and overall health.