A lot of people would consider the loss of teeth a tragedy of Shakespearian proportions and that might well have been true. The only alternative used to be, often, badly made dentures, which used to be seen as the onset of old age. That was until the Swedes invented the dental implant and my, how things have changed since those days too. It was all scalpels and drills to fit a small, titanium little rod into the jaw in those days- damned expensive as well; now, it’s all lasers and computers, and boy, how this has affected peoples lives today. You can virtually walk into most dentists around Gloucester and have the treatment done. It’s amazing how easy it is to fit one, due to the accuracy of planting the implant into the bone by the use of a laser- which by its very nature does little damage to the gums around it, making healing afterwards so much cleaner and faster. It’s also because of how streamlined the treatment has become, that more and more dentists want ‘in’ on the action, meaning good news for the everybody- prices have fallen, making it available to all. There’s no need to feel worried about tooth loss anymore; having an implant gives so much more youth and freedom to the mouth and to the patients self esteem. So go on, treat yourself and turn back the years- we’ve missed your smile!