If you’re missing a tooth, you have two options: replace it or don’t. If you choose not to replace the tooth, you may face all kinds of complications with your diet and appearance. As well as this, studies have shown that a missing tooth can increase the chances of losing more teeth. There are several options available for replacing a missing tooth. Here at Unidental, we know that dental implants in Stockport are the only sure way to prevent jawbone deterioration and additional tooth loss.
Why should I replace missing teeth?
Your tooth has two parts: the crown and the root. When a tooth falls out, the section of the jaw that supported the tooth has no purpose, so it withers and wastes away. A weakened jaw then supports your remaining teeth. A missing tooth also increases the workload of remaining teeth and to balance this out, the teeth can shift, which can cause spaces between teeth, food impaction and even tooth decay.
As well as this, research has shown that up to 19% of adjacent teeth are lost as the result of a missing tooth. That’s as much as five more lost teeth if you started with a full set.
Why choose dental implants in Stockport?
Dental implants in Stockport are an ideal tooth-replacement option because they replace the missing tooth’s root as well as the crown. Dental implants do not require support from adjacent teeth and they keep the jawbone strong because it has a purpose – to support the tooth’s root. With dental implants, our patients do not experience increased tooth decay or sensitivity, as can be the case with dental bridges. Dental implants also have a success rate of 98% and we can also use them to secure dentures, partials, or bridgework. With regular oral hygiene and dental visits, dental implants in Stockport could even for a lifetime.
To receive dental implants, you must be in good health and have adequate bone structure. Minor pre-operatory procedures like bone and sinus grafts may be necessary to prepare you for implant surgery. One of our dentists here at Unidental will evaluate your specific case to determine which option is right for your unique case.