Adding Strength to Your Mouth With Dental Implants
There is no denying the fact that as we age our teeth get weaker. Years of constant use will eventually cause them to break, chip and even fall out. Sometimes it can be a lack of calcium, or from years of constant teeth grinding during the night. It may even be down to shoddy dentistry we’ve had done in the past. There are in fact many different reasons for weakened teeth which if ignored can cause further issues.
So how do we get strength back to our teeth?
The answer lies in dental implants. In Richmond, London, for example, more and more people, both young and old, are turning to implants as an alternative way to put strength back into their mouths and avoiding further weakened teeth.
So why implants instead of dentures?
Unlike dentures, implants are a permanent solution to teeth replacement. They are strong, robust and provide a smart and comfortable way to achieve a better bite. Made from materials such as titanium which is a lightweight metal, and porcelain, they’re designed to last, as well as look and function just like a normal tooth would.
Dentures sit directly on the base of the mouth and the bone area. Over time, bone can change and weaken, especially when continuous pressure is applied. This can result in pain and discomfort especially when eating or chewing. If you put pressure on an implant in a chewing motion, then you’re pressing down on a tooth which is anchored to a titanium rod. As a result, dental implants have the capability to withstand up to 450lbs of pressure per square inch. Whereas those who have worn dentures for many years may find that they are only be able to absorb around 10% of the pressure of normal teeth (540lbs per square inch).
If you’re looking for a dental implant in Richmond, and want to enquire about whether or not they are a good fit for you, then you need to speak to Sheen Dental. We’ve been in business for many years and have carried out a multitude of successful dental implants. Led by Dr Harmit Kalsi we have a team with vast experience. Using state-of-the-art technology we will help you ascertain whether implant surgery is right for you. For further information call us on 020 8876 5277 or visit our website at www.sheendental.co.uk today. You’ll be glad that you did!