Losing teeth can happen at any stage in a person’s life, for a long list of reasons, one of which is gum disease. That said, many people find it difficult to sort out how to replace what they have lost, and not realising what is the best long-term solution for them.
Dental implants serve as a complete tooth replacement. The most common material for these implants is titanium, a bio-inert material, that provides a reliable foundation for your teeth. The fact that this material is bio-inert means that your jaw bone should recognise it as bone, reducing the chances of infection after implantation.
Reasons to consider dental implants
Dental implants have been a viable option for millions of people around the world, and many different scenarios may call for one.
- Stop your teeth from shifting into the empty space – When you lose a tooth, the surrounding teeth will eventually begin moving to fill in the space causing a number of dental complications.
- Conserve your jawbone – If you choose to place a fixed bridge instead of getting a dental implant, your jawbone will eventually begin to deteriorate underneath the missing tooth
- Implant-supported dentures – Many people complain of a wide variety of complications with their dentures. Poor fit, sores in their mouths, sunken lips, and food restrictions.
- Preserve your appearance – When your jawbone begins to deteriorate because of missing teeth, it often causes your face to appear sunken in
No More Missing Teeth
A complete set of teeth can make a huge difference in more than one way. Humans use their teeth to create important sounds during speech, grind, crush and tear food, and to wordlessly convey emotions. Without a complete smile, you may develop a lisp, or your self-esteem might suffer. In addition, your ability to eat hard foods may be reduced, depending on the teeth you lost, but dental implants can help you regain function.
One of the biggest reasons people choose implants over dentures is the fact that they are permanent. Dentures irritate the gums and slide around after hours of use, and you have to take them out of your mouth to ensure they get clean enough. Dental Implants are a permanent fixture in the mouth, take very little maintenance and look like your natural teeth too.
Implants look, feel, and function exactly the same way your natural teeth do. They help you chew food into small enough pieces to digest but not only that, they are an important part of your smile and thus, your self-confidence. Imagine being able to smile without being conscious of missing or broken teeth.
So why wouldn’t you choose dental implants? – if you have missing teeth and would like to find out more please CALL 01582 663838