If you have any tooth missing site present in your mouth – after having a tooth removed, either from gum disease or injury/ infection to a tooth – you will start having localized bone loss around the site (as body believes that no tooth, no bone policy).
This can be a fast process and usually in five years after tooth loss, you may be able to notice the significant shrinkage of the gum on the above site.
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that a dentist places into a tooth missing site to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Studies have shown that once you get a dental implant placed on the tooth missing site, it prevents above-mentioned bone loss.
Dental implants are an ideal option for people in good general oral health who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason. Dental implants are so natural-looking and feeling; you may forget you ever lost a tooth.
Under proper conditions, such as correct placement by a dentist and diligent patient maintenance, implants can last a lifetime. Dental implants are intimately connected with the gum tissues and underlying bone in the mouth.
For any further information regarding our treatments or practice, please contact the Dental Clinic at World Tower and we will be more than happy to help answer your questions or arrange an appointment for you