Losing teeth is something that happens more often than most people would like to believe. Brits may not have the most horrific teeth, but it is undeniable that many do not make dental health a top priority. The consequence of this is often tooth loss. Make no mistake; losing a permanent tooth is never an easy thing to deal with. You can replace many things, but losing your teeth is a stigma unparalleled.
More than that, a tooth falling off is merely a consequence. The bad dental habits and health that lead to it will probably continue, making the situation even worse. Nonetheless, you can turn it into a watershed moment, one that will encourage you to take care of your teeth better.
Justifying the Costs
Dental implants, whether you are in Liverpool or London, are expensive. The whole treatment can cost you £3,000, even higher for cases that are more serious; figures that are hard to justify to the regular salaryman. Anything over £100 is steep and dental implants cost a couple of thousands more. If anything, this is why many of the British people do not bother replacing what is lost — because no one can justify the cost.
Empty Socket, Brimming with Diseases
Contrary to what many people claim to know, dry socket is a condition that often comes as a result of wisdom tooth removal. What they probably want to say is that the same things happen with regular tooth loss, but it is not dry socket. Nonetheless, an empty tooth socket is an empty tooth socket. It can be a breeding ground for bad germs and can ultimately ruin your dental health for good.
Think of the £2,000 to £4,000 cost as a consolidated package. This is all the expenses you will have to deal with in the event that you let an empty tooth socket linger. It is a lot, but when talking about treating oral bacteria, it takes a lot to remove a lot. There is also nerve injury, something a lot worse than slight tooth decay here and there.
If you did lose a tooth, give yourself a few days to plan how you can afford the dental implant you need comfortably. The NHS is there to help you, so it is only a matter of time and decision. It is worth the cost and that is something that you should believe, whether the advice came from a dentist or an article.