Losing your teeth can affect your appearance, knock your confidence and make everyday activities such as eating and speaking difficult. If you are tired of worrying about how you look and having to think about what food you can eat, then you may like to consider dental implants. They provide a permanent option for replacing your teeth, whether you need a single tooth, several teeth or a full mouth restoration.
How do they work?
Dental implants are small metal screws that are placed into the jaw during a minor operation. As the blood vessels and tissues in your jaw mesh around them, they become stable and provide a secure base for replacement teeth, bridges or dentures. Hertford Dental Implants find that it is possible to have extractions if needed, install the implants and fit your new teeth in the same day. Although some people may need to wait a little longer while their mouth heals. Sometimes your existing bone is not deep or strong enough to support the implants. Thankfully there are techniques such as bone grafts and sinus lifts, which mean that dental implants are feasible for almost everyone. The best way to find out if dental implants can work for you is by booking an appointment with an implant dentist.
What are the benefits?
Dental implants have given a lot of people a whole new lease of life. Your smile will immediately look better and you will be able to bite, chew and talk as normal without worrying about discomfort or whether dentures will come loose. Imagine the freedom to choose the foods you like, rather than those you think you can manage. This gives you better nutrition and overall health, as well as significantly improves your quality of life. In addition, since dental implants work in the same way as the roots of natural teeth, they strengthen the jaw. The pressure exerted during eating stimulates the bone tissue, which prevents it from shrinking back as can happen when you are wearing dentures. With the correct cleaning and care, your implants can last for decades.
Invest in a healthier, brighter future and see how having dental implants could give you a new start.