To lose a tooth at any age is traumatic. To suddenly find yourself with a large gap between your teeth can be unsettling with how it looks and feels. Not being able to confidently eat all the foods you love can be disheartening.
If that's not enough, the loss of bone density can affect how your other teeth function and the resulting loss of bone structure is ageing.
So what do you do?
Traditionally, the options for tooth loss were not too appealing:
- Dentures – there is always the fear of it (them) popping out - Bridge – not a lifelong solution and has decay associated problems - Living with an unsightly gap – isn’t pleasant or confidence boosting.
A reluctance to seek treatment is common.
So what can you do now?
Dental implants are the nearest replacement to a missing tooth with both its appearance and function. The procedure is painless and can be fairly quick.
Talk to one of our dental implant team about the options available to you!