Dental implants - what are the benefits?
Fitted to your jaw, dental implants Golders Green can provide a long-term solution to a missing tooth or teeth. By securing a titanium screw to the jaw and placing prosthetics on top of it, we can ensure that you will have a prosthetic tooth that will stand the test of time.
At The Garden Dental Practice, we are offering dental implants Golders Green to our suitable patients. But you may have heard that they are too expensive or issue prone to be worth it. Here, we discuss the main advantages of oral implants.
When you have a missing tooth or teeth, it is going to inevitably impact the foods that you eat. You may avoid the foods that are known to be healthier for you, such as nuts, vegetables and raw fruits.
By having dental implants Golders Green fitted, you can diversify your diet and will be able to eat a wider variety of foods. This in turn is more likely to lead to better overall health and a better sense of wellbeing too.
Better oral hygiene
Many of our patients are somewhat puzzled as to how an absence of teeth can lead to poorer oral hygiene.
But in actuality, if you consider the layout of the molar teeth, as they sit next to each other, large parts of them are not exposed to the surrounding mouth. And if one of them is removed, those previously unexposed areas that never needed extra brushing now need to have just that done to keep them in good condition.
By having oral implants fitted, you can bypass these issues of exposure and plaque accumulation permanently, leading to better all-around oral health.
Better general health
As mentioned earlier, if you have gaps in your teeth, you are at a higher risk of plaque accumulation.
And as such, this does not only impact your mouth, but can also cause issues throughout the body. For instance, excess levels of bacteria have been linked to a heightened chance of developing complications like cancer, heart disease and even strokes. So by having oral implants fitted and reducing the occurrence of plaque by filling in the gaps, you can reduce a myriad of secondary health issues.
Another advantage of oral implants is the functionality of the mouth in relation to digestion.
When it comes to teeth, and especially when aesthetics are being mentioned, it is easy to forget that they are originally designed to grind food.
And should any of your teeth be missing due to extraction or illness, this can lead to larger chunks of food hitting your stomach, thus leading to issues with digestion, such as heartburn and acid reflux.
Provided that you attend all of the follow-up appointments needed after your oral implants are fitted and that you maintain them at home in the correct fashion, they should last up to and over 15 years without problem.
Remember, one of the most common causes of oral implants being lost is gum disease and so, to preserve them for as long as possible, you will need to attend biannual check-ups with our team so we can keep any signs of gum disease in check.