Need a way to close that gap? 5 advantages of dental implants to discuss with our dentist

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.dentist-in-chester

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.

Better security

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.

Better feel

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.

Improved digestion

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.

Better hygiene

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.

Fed up with suffering from sensitive teeth? Treatments that our dentist can offer

It is a feeling many people know all too well.

While sipping an iced tea on a warm summer’s day, or drinking soup in the autumn, there is a twinge in one of their teeth which is very uncomfortable.dentist-in-chester

Known as dental sensitivity, this is a widespread issue and is caused by microscopic holes in the enamel of a tooth, allowing air and stimuli access to the nerve of the tooth. These holes may have formed due to erosion, or may even be the result of an unchecked cavity. Either way, once you have a sensitive tooth, it can really impact on your confidence and diet!

There are numerous ways that a sensitive tooth can be fixed. Regardless of what causes your sensitivity, we can help!

Sensitive teeth are an issue that our dentist in Chester treats regularly, and they can offer you long-term relief from that abrupt twinge. Whether it is due to a loose filling, a cavity or just general wear and tear, once we intervene, you will leave our surgery with a set of stronger, less sensitive teeth.

So, what are some of the ways that our team can resolve your sensitive teeth permanently?

Fluoride sealant

Let’s start with the most simple of all the techniques; the application of fluoride sealant.

While traditionally used to prevent a cavity from growing, our dentist in Chester may apply this sealant to a tooth that does not appear to have any damage or decay. Why? Because fluoride sealants can act as a barrier between those microscopic holes and your mouth, allowing you to sip that hot chocolate without the twinge.

Refilling tooth

It is possible that our dentist in Chester may need to refill one or many of your teeth if the sensitivity is linked to loose or missing fillings.

This sensitivity is more likely to be a bit more noticeable than the type associated with microscopic holes and can lead to dental infections. Consequently, once all of your fillings are back to where they should be, you will notice immediate relief from the discomfort.

Crown fitting

In cases where sensitivity is caused by extreme decay, trauma or breakage, then our team may recommend fitting a crown.

While this is a bit more complicated than restoring a filling, this will once again offer you instant relief from any sensitivity, while also simultaneously restoring the strength of the tooth and its overall functionality when biting into or chewing food.

Root canal

When all of the above treatments fail to relieve your sensitivity, it is time for a root canal.

While this is a last-resort for sensitive teeth, it has a very high success-rate. Be aware, depending on the tooth that requires the root canal, this procedure may be spaced over two or more sittings.

General tips

In events of more minor cases of sensitivity, our team can also direct you to enamel restoring toothpastes and even suggest a different toothbrush, which will cause less microabrasions and thus reduce the sensitivity that you already have.

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