5 important facts about dental implants
Posted on 28th August 2019 at 13:04
If you’ve recently lost a tooth you may not be feeling your best. Missing teeth can negatively impact both physical and emotional health, lowering self-esteem and making it difficult to eat. For a permanent solution that restores both functionality and confidence, Park Dental Care offers dental implants. Here are some facts you should know about this life-changing treatment.
1. Dental implants look and feel just like natural teeth
Unlike removable dentures, which often slip when patients are talking or eating, dental implants are a permanent part of your body and are virtually indistinguishable from real teeth. You will be able to eat without any dietary restrictions and smile with confidence – no one will know that you have had implant treatment.
2. Implant surgery is safe and well-established
With a 98% success rate, dental implant surgery offers excellent and predictable results. Park Dental Care’s experienced surgeon, Chris Lucas, has been helping people eat in comfort and smile with dignity for more than 20 years. You can book a free consultation with Chris at our practice to find out whether you are a suitable candidate for implants and discuss the best option for your individual circumstances.
3. Dental implants are long-lasting
Just like natural teeth, if you take care of your dental implants they can last for many decades – possibly even a lifetime. Once your implant has healed you can brush and floss as normal and you do not need to add any extra steps to your regular oral hygiene routine. One advantage an implant has over a natural tooth is that it is not susceptible to damage from decay so cannot get cavities. It can, however, be damaged by an accident so you should wear a custom mouthguard if you play contact sports.
4. Dental implants prevent a prematurely aged appearance
When you are missing a tooth, your jawbone begins to recede because it is not receiving any stimulation from the tooth root. Jawbone deterioration is what gives people the sunken, aged appearance that can make someone look far older than their years. Dental implants help to prevent this because they replace the tooth root, merging with the jawbone and maintaining the stimulation it requires to stay healthy.
5. Maintaining good health is easier with dental implants
Many of the healthiest foods are difficult to eat with missing teeth or dentures – think crunchy fruits and vegetables, nuts, and chewy meat. This can cause denture wearers to miss out on vital nutrients, putting them at risk of malnutrition. Dentures only have about 20-25% the bite strength of natural teeth, whereas dental implants are comparable to real teeth. This makes eating a balanced diet much easier, keeping implant patients healthier for longer.
If you would like more information about dental implants at Park Dental Care, do not hesitate to give us a call to arrange a free consultation with one of our expert dental surgeons.
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