Many people would agree that losing a tooth means their smiles will never be perfect again. After all, how can you smile perfectly if you’re missing your two front teeth? Whether it’s due to cavities and tooth decay or it got knocked out in a fist fight, losing a tooth is bad for your image.
Fortunately, you no longer have to ignore that missing space in your mouth. Dental implants are so advanced now that they can pass off as the real thing. And the best part is, they’re more durable than your real teeth.
As Penrose Dental notes, ‘Implants are titanium rods surgically placed by a specialist into the jaw. The dentist will then make a tooth to attach to the titanium rod after a period of healing’. This essentially replaces your missing tooth (or teeth) with a stronger one that will be very difficult to break. Apart from filling out the missing space in your mouth, there’s hidden benefit to getting a dental implant.
The moment you lose your tooth, your jawbone starts shrinking. This process is called tooth resorption and is the body’s way of reabsorbing the minerals from your tooth back into your body. This may seem like a good thing, but it has the unwanted side effect of disfiguring your jawline, and in extreme conditions, reshapes your entire face entirely. Getting a dental implant lessens the effect of this as it ‘tricks’ your body into thinking that there’s still a tooth, and this means it doesn’t undergo resorption immediately. Penrose Dental further explains that this ‘do not require any involvement of any neighbouring teeth’, which means you also avoid having to extract the missing tooth’s neighbouring teeth just to adjust your smile.
At Penrose Dental, they use the latest dental restoration technology to deliver high quality care and dental enhancements, all at competitive prices. If you are looking for an Auckland dentist that will help you get back your perfect smile, then you don’t have to look any further. Their team has over 20 years of experience, and ensures a gentle and caring treatment in every visit.