Improve Your Overall Health with Dental Implants
Whilst there’s no doubting the fact that your oral health can be improved greatly by having dental implants, in Richmond here at Sheen Dental we also suggest that the implantation process can enhance your overall health and well-being too. Let’s explain.
When you lack teeth or have a denture fitted you may well be reluctant to eat food stuffs such as crunchy vegetables, seeds, nuts, and lean meat, either because of the fact that it might be difficult to chew or you simply fear causing further damage. Instead you might decide to play it safe and opt for softer foods. Whilst there are some pretty nutritious softer foods in the form of porridge and fish, the majority of foods that are really good for us generally require more chewing. As a result, you may be missing out on some great nutritional foods which can help your overall health.
Chewing food is an important part of the digestion process. It breaks down food particles into smaller, easily digestible forms. This makes it easier for our intestines to absorb those all-important nutrients and energy from the food particles as they pass through into the gut. At the same time it prevents undigested food particles from sitting in the stomach which can lead to problems such as bloating, diarrhea, stomach cramps, abdominal pain and further digestive problems. Those with missing teeth or ill-fitting dentures often have a hard time chewing, whereas dental implants act just like your natural teeth and as a result chewing becomes a completely natural process once again.
Prevents bone loss
When teeth are missing, the bone that once supported the tooth root starts to degenerate and shrink away. This starts to happen pretty much immediately, but if left can cause problems to surrounding teeth. Even when a denture is worn, it sits on the gum line and when we chew pressure is forced through the denture into the gum, thus weakening the bone further. A person with severe facial bone loss has the appearance of a sunken face making them look considerably older than they probably are. Clearly this can also have psychological issues on the person as their looks are affected. On the contrary, when a missing tooth is replaced using a dental implant, bone loss is halted almost immediately because the titanium rod has the ability to fuse with the remaining bone tissue within the jaw bone. Not only this, it can also stimulate new growth as it mimics the tooth root. In addition having dental implants can also give you a fuller face making for a more youthful appearance.
Aside from the above, implants can also improve your self-confidence and bring back that all-important smile. If you want to find out more about dental implants in Richmond and how they can change your life, then contact Sheen Dental on 020 8876 277 or visit the website at www.sheendental.co.uk and book your free, no obligation consultation with us.