5 Reasons Why You May Want To Opt For Dental Implants over Other Forms of Tooth Replacement
Here at Sheen Dental we’ve been placing dental implants in Richmond for many years and during this time our patients have told us just how much they have changed their lives for the better. Nowadays implants are a safe, comfortable, and permanent alternative to dentures and bridges and are a near permanent solution to lost or missing teeth. If you need more proof of why you should seriously consider dental implants over other forms of tooth replacement then read on.
They look real
Most dentists and indeed patients would agree that dental implants look incredibly lifelike. Not only this, they feel and even act just like normal teeth would. Once fitted most people, and even some experts would find it hard to spot the difference.
No unnatural sound when speaking or chewing
One of the best things about dental implants are that (as the name suggests) they’re implanted directly into the jawbone. Therefore they don’t rely on the support of fixatives or other teeth to keep them in place. As a result they’re a permanent fixture. Unlike dentures, they won’t ‘click-clack’ or make unnatural sounds when chewing or speaking, saving you a great deal of embarrassment.
Dentures have to be regularly adjusted and eventually replaced to match the changing shape of the jaw. As a result they often become loose. When this happens they can rub and chafe on the gum-line causing sores and pain. This doesn’t happen with dental implants because once fitted, they’re permanent.
They halt bone loss
When a tooth is missing or lost the bone tissue that once supported the tooth root is no longer stimulated. As a result it wastes away. This continues and will eventually undermine surrounding teeth. When dentures are fitted, they sit on the gum line and as such can even add to the deterioration of the bone as more pressure than usual is placed upon the gum when chewing and biting. As the jaw changes shape then the once tight fitting dentures become loose. This is why they have to be regularly adjusted. Conversely when you undergo fitting of a dental implant in Richmond, they’re placed directly into the jaw line. The titanium rod attracts bone tissue which starts to merge and fuse with it in a process known as osseointegration. As this happens the surrounding bone is stimulated and the bone loss process is halted.
Finally unlike other forms of tooth replacement, dental implants are permanent. Research has shown that in patients who look after their implants, they have been known to last 40 years or more. That’s quite impressive when you consider that you’ll have to change a set of dentures every 7-15 years.
So there you have it 5 great reasons why you really should consider implants! If you want to find out more about how dental implants in Richmond can change your life then contact Sheen Dental and talk to our friendly and knowledgeable staff. In addition you can visit our website at www.sheendental.co.uk where you can find a wealth of information to help you make an informed decision.