Unfortunately not all our teeth last a lifetime, and in such instances we require additional dental care. Replacing missing teeth is important for maintaining general health and the health of your other teeth. Along with losing the ability to chew when a tooth is lost, the gap can cause other teeth to be lost, tipped or crowded, creating subsequent problems.
Other obvious problems are feeling self-conscious and loss of self-esteem. Dental implants should always be considered as a solution as this form of treatment is over five decades old and is an effective treatment when carried out by experienced professionals.
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is securely anchored into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge in place. Generally made of titanium, the screw is solidly attached to the bone, and enables patients to eat whatever they want – and to smile and laugh comfortably.
Dental implants do not interfere with the adjacent natural teeth, so they are not compromised, damaged or destroyed. Your teeth remain healthy and your smile lasts longer. As long as you look after them like regular teeth, they will act as a long-term solution.
Good oral health can also improve your overall health. Dental implants help maintain a healthier mouth, reducing the risk of periodontal disease; this is a bacterially induced chronic infection and inflammatory disease. If this is left untreated, it can lead to heart attacks, strokes, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes and other chronic diseases.
Dental implants will instantly reduce such risks. In addition, the implant imitates natural teeth; this means that you can maintain your normal oral hygiene routine. At Sensu, we are experts in a range of dental treatments to fix dental gaps, including dental implants. Why not pop in for a free consultation?