Tooth loss, in the world of dental health, it’s the worse case scenario. Sometimes it’s quick and not so painless, such as a hockey ball to the face. Sometimes it’s a looming prospect after a long battle with dental disease. Whichever the case, tooth loss is something that needs to be treated as soon as possible. So if you have experienced tooth loss, dental implants in Birmingham are definitely worth considering.
At Sutton Implant Clinic, as you’ve probably guessed from our name, dental implants in Birmingham are what we do, day in, day out. So trust us when we say that dental implants can transform your quality of life after tooth loss, whether you’ve lost one tooth from the front of your mouth or a whole jaw full of teeth.
Why act now?
Tooth loss is traumatic enough without letting the long-term consequences of tooth loss get the better of you. When your tooth falls out or is extracted, you don’t just lose the stuff up top but also the stuff below your gum line, the all-important tooth roots. These transmit the vibrations of your teeth clashing together all day into your jawbone. This tells your jawbone to stay strong and maintain its integrity. No tooth roots, no strong jawbone. In fact, your jawbone will actively release calcium as it believes it will be of better use elsewhere in the body. Within the first year of tooth loss, your jawbone can lose up to 25% of its density. This puts neighbouring teeth at greater risk of tilting, becoming damaged, and themselves falling out. More tooth loss means more jawbone degeneration and changes to your facial structure.
So should you be considering dental implants in Birmingham after tooth loss? We think the answer is clear.
Come in to see us for an implant consultation and we’ll talk you through the implant procedure, as well as thoroughly examine your teeth, jaws, gums and other oral tissues. The number of teeth you have lost will determine how many implants you need; one implant can support up to 3 teeth in a row. The health of your jawbone will be another factor in how we proceed with your treatment.