Losing a tooth can leave patients with a dilemma.
Unless we have neglected our teeth for some time, and acknowledge doing so; for most people, losing a tooth can come as something of a shock. Especially if it is a visible front tooth, we are not likely to want to live with a gap where a tooth should be, particularly when we smile!
Many patients come to see our Chelmsford dentists, concerned that they don’t want to wear dentures, often because their parents did and they saw how awkward this could make eating, or even sometimes speaking, whilst wearing them.
Although dentures now offer a realistic looking tooth replacement method, the problem of stability has not yet been entirely overcome, and probably never will be. Whilst they are OK for eating some foods, others will present problems and may cause them to become dislodged whilst you are eating; something which could prove embarrassing in certain social circles.
It is certainly no fun having little or no confidence that your teeth are going to remain where they should, and some people take the easy option of avoiding social eating rather than suffer the embarrassment of wobbly dentures.
Thankfully, this problem can now be remedied through the placing of dental implants.
Why dental implants?