It is important to maintain good dental hygiene from an early age so that you can maintain your teeth for life. Poor oral hygiene and avoiding the dentist can cause a range of dental health complications. If you look after your teeth properly then they are designed to last for life; however, if you neglect your teeth then you can cause irreversible damage and this can result in tooth loss. Smoking and other poor lifestyle choices such as excessive drinking or drug abuse are responsible for early tooth loss. It is important that you maintain a healthy lifestyle and diet to promote better dental health and increase the longevity of your teeth.
If you have lost a tooth or you need to undergo a tooth extraction then this can be a distressing situation to find yourself in. Rest assured that you are not alone. Studies show that 3/4 of adults here in the UK have at least one missing tooth either because of poor oral hygiene or because they have had to undergo a tooth extraction. Further studies show that 15% of adults have no natural teeth at all. Thanks to advances in dental technology, tooth replacement or restorative dental treatment has become more successful than ever before. There are many different options available for replacing your missing teeth. Each option is designed to meet your individual dental requirements and your personal preferences, and is available for patients of all ages. There are removable options and there are permanent options depending on what you are looking for. Our dentist at Woodbury Park Dental will be able to help you decide which is the best option for you.
Dental implants in Tunbridge Wells are an excellent option for replacing missing teeth. They are perhaps the most popular option amongst dentists and patients alike. Dental implants in Tunbridge Wells require surgery and, although the process itself can be lengthy, it is a permanent solution for replacing your missing teeth. To find out if dental implants in Tunbridge Wells are suitable for you you will need to undergo an examination of your teeth and gums at the dental practice. Our dentist will check for signs of decay and disease and they will also assess your bone health and your periodontal status. X-rays will be carried out to make sure that there is sufficient bone to hold the implant in place and if not then a bone graft may be required to help successfully replace your missing teeth. The implant itself can take between 4-6 months until you are ready to receive a replacement tooth of your choice. Once in place, with good dental hygiene and regular visits to our dentist, the implant should last for life. Speak to our dentist at Woodbury Park Dental today to find out more about dental implants in Tunbridge Wells or other tooth replacement options that may be available for you.