Patients with missing teeth and gaps in their smile are presented with many restorative options. However, unlike conventional bridges and dentures, dental implants are long-lasting, do not harm the rest of the teeth and cannot become loose over time because they are securely fixed into the jawbone.
Dental implants in London are available in many dental practices, including Moor Park Dental. Dentists use them to replace one, several or a mouthful of missing teeth. Dental implants are sturdy and they look, feel and function just like natural teeth. Here are some of their main benefits.
Dental implants can improve a patient’s smile
The absence of teeth can ruin a beautiful smile. Implant-supported restorations are the next best thing to healthy, natural teeth and can take years off a patient’s look.
Improved biting and chewing ability
Tooth loss can make chewing difficult. Patients with many missing teeth are unable to eat their favourite foods and end up eating unhealthy foods as well. With dental implants in London, a patient’s chewing and biting ability are fully restored. Dental implants will make eating an enjoyment again.
Tooth loss can also affect’s a person’s ability to speak properly. Luckily, these small titanium roots can improve speech and make patients feel more comfortable and confident in social situations.
Dental implants stay in place
Unlike removable dentures that tend to become loose and uncomfortable over time, dental implants do not slip, move around or fall out of place.
Bone growth stimulation
Perhaps more importantly, dental implants protect the jawbone and prevent it from deteriorating.When a tooth is missing, the lack of stimulation to the bone may cause jawbone deterioration and bone loss. Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that stimulates bone growth and prevents loss of bone tissue. They also encourage the growth of healthy bone tissue.
Protection of the natural teeth
Unlike conventional bridges, dental implants do not damage adjacent healthy teeth. Bridges get their support from adjacent healthy teeth, which have to be ground down to act as buttresses for the bridge. Moreover, dental implants help prevent healthy, neighbouring teeth from drifting into the spaces left by lost teeth.