But before we tell you what they can do for you, let’s start with the basics. What exactly are they? OK, so dental implants a very small, incredibly strong, titanium screw which is used by dental experts throughout the UK to replace one or more natural teeth. It is surgically placed into a person’s jawbone so that an artificial tooth can be placed securely on top of it.
What’s more, as well as being used to replace missing or broken teeth, they can also be successfully used to support removable or loose dentures. Make sense? Good! Now it’s time to take a look at why replacing a badly damaged or lost tooth is so important your looks and your overall health.
OK, this may sound superficial on the surface of things, but loosing just one tooth can have a massive impact on your appearance and place a lot of emotional stress on a person.
Losing one or more teeth can cause a big loss of confidence and lead to depression and has been known to have a big impact on someone’s personal and professional life. This is where dental implants come in! A point to remember, not only will implants dramatically improve your appearance for the better, there is no visible difference between a natural or replaced tooth if you’ve had the treatment.
Your Oral Health
If you’re unfortunate enough to lose a tooth, your dental structure and balance will be disturbed. The teeth that surround the lost tooth will shift and tilt when you chew and can have a negative impact on your chewing capability and can also lead to a host of oral problems further down the line, bone loss being one of them.
Dental Implants will make chewing easy, will help protect and restore your bone structure and will help prevent infection in the area where the tooth has been lost.
If you haven’t lost one or more teeth, you’re one of the lucky ones, and you probably won’t be aware of how it feels when a root is exposed to the daily onslaught of life in the mouth.
Having a missing tooth can be an extremely uncomfortable experience and if you’ve had enough of avoiding your favourite foods, being embarrassed to smile and find yourself ducking out of photos there is another way.
Dental Implants can dramatically change somebody’s life. But we can’t stress this point enough, it must be carried out by the professionals. If you’re interested in dental implants, contact your dentist for more information and to see if you’re suitable for them.
It’s so important not to take any risks when it comes to your dental and overall health. Dental Implants have an extremely high success rate and although it is a highly complex dental procedure, it can have a major impact on your life for the better.