How our dentist can replace your missing teeth

Tuesday, 26th September, 2023

If you lose a tooth and decide to do nothing about it, then it can have a huge impact on your life. The missing tooth can affect the appearance of your smile, it can affect your overall appearance, you can create a negative impression when others first meet you and it can reduce your social opportunities as well as professional opportunities. A gap in your teeth can affect your self-confidence and your self-esteem. It can prevent you from smiling happily and confidently and you may even go on to develop social anxiety. It is important that if you lose a tooth you address the matter as soon as possible to prevent the many complications of missing teeth.

Not only does a missing tooth affect the appearance of your smile, it also affects the function of your mouth. It can prevent you from being able to bite and chew as you did before. If you are losing front teeth it may affect your ability to speak correctly as you may not be able to pronounce certain letters properly. It can also affect the alignment of your missing teeth and cause them to weaken over time. You will notice bone decay and gum recession as the bone and gum are no longer needed in that area, and this can cause other complications too. Bone loss can cause pain and discomfort and result in further missing teeth.

More about dental implants

To avoid these complications, you need to speak to our dentist Navan. Dental implants have been used by dentists successfully since the 1960s. The first ever dental implant surgery in a human patient lasted for the whole of the patient's life which was more than another 40 years after the surgery. The treatment has an excellent success rate of over 97% and it is the preferred tooth replacement option amongst dentists and patients alike.

If you need to have your teeth replaced, whether it is a single tooth, multiple teeth or all of your teeth, you need to speak to our dentist Navan and find out if dental implants are suitable for you. Dental implants are small titanium screws. They can be expertly fitted into the bone socket of your missing teeth with accuracy and precision. Once in place, they will last for the whole of your life. You can use dental implants to replace a single tooth or you can have three more to replace an entire arch of missing teeth. With up to 8 to 12 implants you can replace all of your missing teeth.

Our dentist Navan will make sure that you have healthy teeth, gums and bone to hold the implant successfully in place. As mentioned, tooth loss can cause gum loss and bone decay. Where necessary you will be given a gum graft or bone graft to hold the implant in place. Once in place the implant should be able to restore the function and appearance of your smile. Speak to us at Navan Dental today. We will carry out a thorough dental examination, take a medical questionnaire and then put together an individually tailored treatment plan for you. The process takes approximately 4 to 6 months so book an appointment and begin replacing your missing teeth sooner rather than later

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