When we lose a tooth, it is important to replace it as soon as possible to avoid future problems. Many people believe that it is unnecessary to replace it because they can continue to eat “normally”.
However, a lost tooth that is not restored in time can even lead to the loss of neighbouring teeth.
To avoid this, the solution that offers the best results in terms of comfort, functionality and duration is the dental implant.
What is an Dental Implants?
An implant is like an artificial root that is placed in the jawbone of the patient. In it, the dental prosthesis that will replace the lost tooth is adjusted.
In addition to improving aesthetics, it allows the recovery of chewing function, increasing comfort, oral health and well-being of the patient.
What happens if you don’t replace the missing tooth?
There are several consequences of not replacing the missing tooth:
>> Chewing problems. For chewing to occur correctly, all the teeth in the mouth must be used. If one of them is lost, the rest of the teeth will progressively move and tilt to close that gap, which will affect our way of chewing.
In the worst-case scenario, if left untreated for a long time, more teeth could be lost because the first loss was not treated correctly.
In addition, many people who lose a tooth begin to chew on the other side of their mouth, overloading it and creating problems in that part of the teeth.
>> More chance of tooth decay and gum disease. The gap that remains when a tooth is lost is ideal for food debris to accumulate, making it easier for cavities and conditions such as gingivitis to appear.
>> Aesthetic problems. When losing a tooth, the smile is deteriorated and, in many cases, the self-esteem of the patient.
Sometimes, we find people who avoid smiling or opening their mouths too much because they do not want to see the gap that the tooth has left. It directly conditions the quality of your relationships and, ultimately, your well-being.
>> Discomfort. The loss of a tooth can cause chewing discomfort, so many patients avoid eating certain types of food, even if they enjoy the taste.
It must be clear that the mouth loses its natural balance from the moment a tooth is lost. Therefore, the best solution is to fix it as soon as possible to ensure the health and well-being of the patient.
What is an implant intervention?
Implants are a very safe and painless technique for patients with a very low rejection rate.
At the Global Dental Clinic, we have been placing implants in our patients since 2001.
Our secret? Top brand implants, state-of-the-art appliances, continuous training of our medical team and a lot of love in all our interventions.
If you have suffered a dental loss and want us to study your case, contact us from here. We will be delighted to assist you.