Seeing the unseen benefits of dental implants in London
Unless you know someone who has had dental implants, it is unlikely you are even aware that they have them. In fact, you may never even have noticed that they’d ever lost a tooth in the first place. Unlike a bridge or dentures, dental implants help to keep your jawbones structure in good shape and this helps to keep your face in good shape too.
When a tooth is lost, your jaw rapidly loses bone at the site of the missing tooth or teeth, due to the natural process of resorption. This is the result of the loss of natural stimulation from eating: the biting and chewing processes which stimulate the continued renewal of the bone. Because dental implants are fixed into the living bone, they are able to create the same positive effects on the bones of your jaws. This in turn helps to support the muscles of your cheeks and lips, helping to keep you looking younger for longer.
Most dentists now regard dental implants as the gold-standard for tooth replacement, allowing you to have total confidence in your dental restoration. Whatever the underlying cause of your tooth loss from accidental loss to dental health problems, dental implants may be the solution that you have been looking for.
In London, dental implants are becoming the preferred alternative to dentures and bridges for many people and they have a number of advantages over these traditional tooth replacement options. A traditional bridge is fixed with a crown on either side of the gap, requiring two teeth to be ground down in order to fit them, resulting in the loss of two more teeth. A bridge that uses a dental implant does not require this, and up to four teeth can be supported on a single implant.
In the case of dentures, you will always experience loss of bone from your jawbones after the dentures have been fitted, eventually resulting in poorly fitting dentures, a sore mouth and difficulty eating properly over time.
Here at Moor Park Dental in London, dental implants are proving to be an excellent long-term solution to adult tooth loss, because they look and function like your own natural teeth.