Losing a tooth can be detrimental to our lives. Not only is our tooth uprooted from out gums but so are our confidence and therefore our day-to-day lives.
There are many options available for in the event of tooth loss including crowns, bridges, dentures and dental implants. All the options allow you to hide the gap left in the event of tooth loss and fill it with something that looks like a tooth. Though the best option for prosthetic teeth is dental implants. Read on to find out why.
- Look and feel like your own teeth
Dental implants are fixed into the gums and fused with your jaw. This means that they act as your real teeth as well as feeling and looking like they are part of the set.
- Prevent bone loss
When you lose a tooth, the jaw bone beneath the surface can start to recede due to loss of stimulation that was previously stabilised by the tooth that was there before. By infusing the prosthetic tooth into your gums and jaw it acts as a replacement, continuing to stimulate your jaw bone, slowing down the loss.
- Last a long time
If you care for your dental implants correctly they could last you a life-time. You will need to get regular check-ups on how the implants are doing and to have them deep cleaned if necessary.
- Restore your confidence
Dental implants give you the chance to forget about the loss of your tooth/teeth. The permanent nature allows you to eat, drink, sleep and go through day to day activities without having to worry about them. This can give you the confidence to enjoy new activities and meet new people as well as socialise with current friends and family.
- They are cost effective
The lifetime costs of dental implants outweigh the costs of any other treatment for tooth loss (such as dentures) because of their one-time, more permanent way of solving the problem at hand. This means that dental implants are the best way to go for the long-term costs of dental treatments for tooth loss.
To find out if you are legible for Dental Implants visit your local dental clinic or get in touch with Lyme Bay dental clinic today by calling: 0161 449 8419