It is a somewhat unfortunate reality that when a person loses a tooth or teeth, it can have a knock-on effect in their mouth.
Areas which were once filled by teeth may now act as magnets for plaque and bacteria to accumulate. In turn, this can cause decay to form easily, leading to further damage and even gum disease, things no one wishes to have.
In years gone by, dental teams would have attempted to offset these issues by offering patients a full or partial denture or even a fitted bridge. But, as many wearers of these prosthetics have discovered, they are prone to moving and, in the case of fitted bridges, can put an enormous amount of pressure on the tooth that the bridge is attached to.
Luckily, thanks to the invention of dental implants, it is now possible to fill in gaps in your smile without soreness or rubbing and they can offer you a range of other benefits too.
When you come to our teams at Future Health Partnership Practices, we will be able to advise you which implant type you are best suited for, and will be able to sculpt a new set of teeth to match any natural teeth you may have. Our dentist in Chester has aided in the reconstruction and restoration of many mouths that have lost teeth, and yours could be next!
But what are the other advantages that dental implants offer over dentures or bridges? Our dentist in Chester answers that question below.
As previously mentioned, dentures are prone to moving and, even with the strongest dental adhesive that money can buy, there is no guarantee that they will stay in place all day.
As dental implants are attached to your jaw with the prosthetic tooth or teeth placed on top, you will have the instant benefit of better security when you are eating food or talking with friends.
No sore spots
Another complaint that our dentist in Chester hears regularly about dentures is that when they move, they can cause sore spots, ulcers and inflammation to form on the gum. A far from fun experience.
As implants do not move, this is no longer an issue that you will need to worry about.
As dental implants are attached directly to your jaw, they offer a more natural feel when you are biting into food.
Indeed, many patients who have had implants fitted remark on how similar they feel to natural teeth when biting into apples or other hard foods.
And with better bite power comes improved grinding power, which results in a lower occurrence of digestive issues such as acid reflux, heartburn and indigestion. This of course has a knock-on effect to your nutrition, allowing you to consume a wider range of foods.
With no gaps in your teeth, there is nowhere for plaque and bacteria to hide. And so, your chances of developing gum disease or decay on any natural teeth are reduced dramatically.