After the indignity, pain and inconvenience of losing one or more of your teeth the next step is to make sure that you get them replaced as soon as possible. The fact is that your mouth is meant to have a full set of teeth; that is how it works best and achieves the optimum levels of functionality which allows for the greatest efficiency.
Increasingly patients are taking up the offer of possibly the most permanent solution to tooth loss available from dentists in the United Kingdom. This is something called dental implants. Dental implants have been getting more common in the last twenty years or so and represent a true innovation in dental practice.
The key to the effectiveness of dental implants is the fact that they work with the natural tissues of your mouth. A Portuguese dental surgeon in the nineteen fifties found that the metal titanium naturally fuses with living bone. He harnessed this for the purposes of dental implants where a socket is placed next to the jaw bone and underneath the gum. Essentially then a false tooth can be screwed into place.
The secure platform provided by this method has delighted a great number of patients and is sure to delight many more. The success rate of dental implants is extremely high and patients find that, once they have false teeth in place using dental implants, they never even have to think about that they lost teeth in the past.
Your West London dentist will have all the relevant information about dental implants and can assess your mouth to see if the procedure is the right one for you to solve your tooth loss issues.