Make a Lasting Xhange
If the last year has taught us anything, it is the importance of self-care and the value of good health. With the unprecedented and unforeseen impact of the pandemic still fresh in our minds, there has never been a better time to make lasting, positive changes to your general and oral wellbeing - such as seeking out dental implants Leicester.
Your adult teeth are, ideally, meant to last your entire lifetime. However, in reality - as anyone who has ever lost one or more teeth will tell you - they are not indestructible or ‘life-proof’. The important thing to recognise if you have lost a tooth, however, is that there are more options than you might think when it comes to replacing it.
Choosing to have a dental implant installed is the only proven way of effectively replacing the lost tooth’s aesthetics and functionality - letting you enjoy all the privileges and freedoms of having an entirely new, healthy tooth.
Why Treat Missing Teeth?
Losing one or more teeth is one of the most traumatic and difficult dental problems that a person can experience. This is largely due to the many resulting knock-on effects of having a gap in your mouth, both with respect to the health of your existing teeth and within a social context.
If you have a large, visible gap in your mouth that is left untreated for a length of time, often the existing teeth within your mouth will gradually move out of position in a bid to fill the space themselves. When this happens it can affect the entire structure of your mouth, as well as be very uncomfortable.
Similarly, although it may be difficult to believe, people do often base their opinions of others purely on their aesthetic appearance - and having visible gaps in your mouth where teeth should be can have a detrimental effect on how you are viewed by them. It's unfortunate, but believe it or not, this has been known to even affect employment opportunities.
Why Choose Dental Implants?
Many people simply opt for conventional treatment for lost teeth, which are commonly dental crowns, bridges or dentures. While these treatments are typically cheaper than dental implants, they do not offer the same long-term support and can cause further problems over time due to their nature.
All the aforementioned treatments for lost teeth rely on the patient’s surrounding existing teeth for their support. Over time, this can become an issue because (as mentioned) their teeth are prone to shifting out of place - which can cause the denture, bridge or crown to rub against their gums.
Dental implants, however, are surgically fixed inside a patient's jawbone in an almost totally identical fashion to how a natural tooth is embedded. This means that the surrounding teeth will not drift out of place over time and that the patient’s jaw will remain in the same position throughout their life.
Another reason that dental implants are a better option in the long term for anyone who has lost a tooth is that due to the fact that they are surgically fused within the patient’s jawbone - they are far more comfortable and feel natural.