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Tired of having gaps in your smile?

When you have gaps in your teeth, even the thought of smiling for a group photo can feel terrifying. Regardless of your age, tooth loss is never easy and can leave you feeling self-conscious about your appearance.Traditionally, those who have gaps in their smile have been fitted with either bridges or partial dentures, which while effective at closing the gaps, can cause secondary issues, like rubbing of the gum line and can put pressure on surrounding teeth.

Modern dentistry, however, has found a solution that resolves both tooth loss and issues like denture rubbing and soreness.

Our team at The Garden Dental Practice is proud to be able to offer our patients dental implants in Golders Green, which provide a more natural alternative to dentures, whilst maintaining bite strength.

But why should you choose dental implants in Golders Green to fill the gaps? Read on to find out!

Improved bite strength

When you lose teeth, it can be harder to bite food effectively. Similarly, when you wear dentures, biting food can be more challenging, as there is a difference in how you interpret the pressure.

With dental implants in Golders Green, your bite strength will improve and will enable you to actually feel the food you are biting into.

Promotes bone growth

Tooth loss leads to your jawbone receding, as it has nothing to hold in place.

This can cause destabilisation of natural, surrounding teeth, that in turn can begin to move, protrude and even fall out.

Implants promote growth of any receded jawbone, allowing all of your teeth to be more stable, while also providing a stable base for the prosthesis (teeth, bridges or dentures) to be attached to.

Wider food choices

No more turning down corn on the cob!

Implants give your bite more strength and specifically, allow you to consume a wider range of foods that you may have previously been unable to eat.

Also, implants enable you to grind your food better, aiding in better digestion and absorption of energy.

Improved speech

Missing teeth can impact negatively on your speech patterns, due to your tongue moving into the gaps. This can lead to a lisp forming and further issues with pronunciation.

As implants do not move, your speech will improve drastically once they are fitted and will allow you to sing, laugh and talk without causing any verbal problems.

Long lasting

While dentures are built to last, they are prone to getting sat on or dropped, as they are removable.

When you choose to have implants fitted, you will be happy to know that with correct oral hygiene, regular dental check-ups and suitable lifestyle changes (like not smoking), your new set of teeth can last up to 40 years!

Also, as implants are secure, you cannot lose them, sit on them or drop them, making them fantastic value for money.

If you have concerns that your implants are moving, please contact a member of our dental team as soon as possible.

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