Over the last decade, there has been something of an upheaval in restorative and cosmetic dental care. There are a fair few adult dental patients who have missing teeth, so there has been a push for restorative treatments without the use of dental adhesives, as these can irritate the gums. Dental researchers have developed a way to restore the strength of teeth without needing excessively uncomfortable glues, and these are known as dental implants.
Dental implants can be affixed to your jaw via surgery, and over around 3 to 6 months, the titanium pegs fuse with the surrounding jawbone, creating a stable anchor point for the prosthetic tooth to be placed. This treatment has become increasingly popular due to its simplicity and effectiveness in restoring missing teeth and improving the strength of the bite.
But what are some of the other advantages of having dental implants Sheffield fitted? Read on to find out.
Once the implants have fused to the surrounding jaw and the prosthetics are in place, the aftercare is simple and can ensure that this restorative procedure has long-lasting effects of up to 20 years. This will mean that you will need to brush your teeth twice a day, floss between the prosthetic teeth and visit your dentist twice a year to prevent gingivitis and periodontal disease, both of which can cause dental implants to fall out prematurely.
Many people are concerned that having dental implants fitted will cost a fortune, but luckily, this is not the case. Most dental clinics offering this treatment can also provide you with financing options, which will help you spread the cost into affordable monthly instalments. So, if you have concerns about paying for the fitting of implants, talk to your dental team today.
Another benefit of having dental implants fitted is that they are surprisingly preventive, especially when it comes to the surrounding natural teeth. Once you have had a tooth or several teeth removed, the jawbone shrinks down and can cause the surrounding teeth to fall out of alignment. This can then lead to expensive orthodontic treatment being required. Additionally, having excessive space between your teeth can cause plaque and bacteria to hide and result in dental decay. Implants prevent all of these issues and many more, helping you to maintain good dental health.
And, of course, there is the cosmetic aspect of dental implants. Many people have concerns that implants will look fake, but any cosmetic dental team will be able to colour match the prosthetics to the surrounding natural teeth that you have, so they will blend in seamlessly. Alternatively, if you want to have an entire set of dentures fitted, you can have it in any shade of white you want and even pull off the Hollywood look!
As mentioned earlier, dental implants also restore the strength of your bite, which will allow you to bite into and chew foods that you may have stopped consuming due to problems with denture strength or bridge strength.