Our teeth have a big influence on the appearance of our face. Our front teeth support our lips providing fullness whilst the back teeth support the structure of our face like pillars. Changes to the teeth can affect the appearance of your lips, cause wrinkles around your mouth and can change the shape around your jaw and chin. Missing teeth can have a negative impact on the appearance of your smile and it can speed up the ageing process. By restoring missing teeth not only will you restore the appearance of your smile but you can reverse the ageing process, boost vitality, bring fullness to your face and naturally improve your self-esteem so that you want to smile more often and can happily do so. By restoring missing teeth you can also have a positive impact on the health of your remaining teeth and your general well-being.
Speak to your dentist and find out about the different methods that are available for replacing missing teeth. Dental implants Gordon are an excellent method of replacing missing teeth. Your dentist will need to check that there is sufficient healthy jawbone to hold the implant in place. Tooth loss can cause bone decay and loss of gum tissue and your dentist may have to discuss bone grafting and gum grafting for you to be eligible for dental implants Gordon. A bone graft helps protect your jaw bone, whilst gum grafting helps reinforce gum tissue, improving periodontal health to prevent complications in the future.
Dental implant surgery
If your dentist is happy that dental implants Gordon are a suitable treatment for you, or after bone grafting and gum grafting, an individually tailored treatment plan will be put together for you. This will determine the number of implants that you need to replace your missing teeth. This depends on how many teeth you need replacing and the position of the missing teeth. One dental implant can support approximately 3 missing teeth if they are adjacent to each other. 4 implants can be used to replace a full arch of missing teeth and this is known as all-on-4 dental implants. Your dentist will decide what is the best treatment plan for you.
The surgery itself is an invasive procedure and you can speak to your dentist about sleep dentistry for your comfort and ease. There are different sedation techniques available for you depending on your personal preferences. The surgery itself may take a few hours to complete as each implant normally takes between 1 and 2 hours to place into the mouth. Once the procedure is complete you may be given antibiotics or painkillers to help with the healing process. The process itself takes 4 to 6 months to complete. You will be invited for regular check-ups to make sure the process is coming along successfully. Once complete you can replace your missing teeth with a prosthetic that is most suitable for you.
Speak to your dentist and find out more about dental implants Gordon and replacing your missing teeth and how you can improve the appearance of your mouth, restore the function of your mouth and enjoy permanent tooth replacement for the future.
All treatments carry risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.