The big spring spruce up?
Spring is well and truly here. If you visit the big DIY stores this weekend, they will be busting with people spending loads of money doing up their homes and gardens. However they will continue to ignore the fact that they can’t eat or speak properly because of their missing teeth. Having missing teeth can seriously affect the quality of your life, and spending money on replacing them with dental implants could be a better change than a new patio set.
For many people, especially if they are young, dental implants are a big investment. It is worth shopping around for a good dentist to do this important work. If you live in or near Leeds, then Enhancedental is a good choice.
What are the perks of dental implants over dentures?
Dental implants can last a lifetime, if they are well looked after, saving you from the following inconveniences that can come with wearing partial or full dentures:
- Having to avoid many enjoyable foods;
- Having to take teeth out to clean them;
- Breaking dentures and bridges and having to get them fixed;
- Dentures and bridges becoming increasingly loose-fitting as the jaw shrinks back;
- Loss of clarity of speech.
This big difference between dental implants and other artificial teeth is that implants are fixed into the jawbone to replace the tooth root. Without a tooth root, the bone starts to lose density, and the teeth surrounding the gap can tip into it. While false teeth can prevent teeth from moving, they cannot stop the jawbone losing integrity. This is why people missing many teeth can prematurely develop that sunken look associated with old age.
Dental implants prevent this, and also encourage the jaw to grow new bone tissue around the implant. Implants are made of titanium, a lightweight metal that stimulates bone to grew new tissue and blood vessels and become one with it.
If you want to find out more about implants, have a look around online. But do also go to an implant dentist for a consultation, so you can find out if you are a suitable candidate for treatment.