Most people associate dental restoratives with those who are over the age of 50. However, as many as 2 in 5 adults have one or more of their permanent teeth missing, meaning that this is not an issue that is solely associated with age.
And so, if you are somebody in your 20s, 30s or 40s who has a missing tooth or teeth you are probably looking for a way to restore them. But not only to restore the aesthetic of your smile but to also ensure that you can continue to enjoy your favourite foods without worrying that your teeth are moving or wobbling. This is why oral implants have become so popular!
At Quest Dental Care, we are always eager to offer our patients dental implants in Ipswich. These nifty restoratives that are fitted via surgery to your jaw will allow you to have a single crown, bridge or entire set of dentures attached to them so that you can have your smile restored along with your bite strength. Great stuff!
Are there any other advantages to undertaking dental implants in Ipswich fitted? Yes, there are and, in this article, our team at Quest Dental Care explores some of the most popular reasons to undertake this procedure.
They look natural
The first thing to note is that dental implants in Ipswich look natural. While you may assume that false teeth may look glaringly obvious in comparison to any natural teeth you have in your mouth, this is not the case. Our cosmetic dentist will aim to make the crowns, bridges or dentures that you have fitted look as natural as you want them to, so nobody will be able to spot that you have implants in your mouth. Of course, if you were having an entire set of dentures fitted and want to go for the Hollywood chic look, then we can help with that too!
They allow you to eat hard foods
Oral implants are fitted to your jaw via surgery and the titanium screws fuse over a period of around 3 to 9 months. This means that when the prosthetic tooth or teeth are attached to them, they are hardy and secure, allowing you to bite into and chew foods without any concern that they are wobbling, or that you will not be able to correctly grip or chew the food.
They restore your bone
When you lose a tooth, the bone that is around it recedes. This is because there is no longer a tooth to hold, and the body recycles the calcium. This can cause you to have a gaunt facial appearance, especially if you have lost a lot of your teeth. Oral implants when they’re fitted restore the jawbone as they fuse, allowing you to look healthier and even have a younger appearance than you did before fitting.
They prevent tooth decay and gum disease
When you have missing teeth, there are gaps in your mouth where plaque and bacteria can
hide. If you have any natural teeth, this can be detrimental to them, as this plaque and bacteria can lead to gum disease and tooth decay. By having oral implants fitted, you are eliminating these gaps and thus protecting any natural teeth you have from these conditions.
They prevent orthodontic issues
As mentioned earlier, when you lose a tooth, the jawbone shrinks and the shrunk jawbone can cause the surrounding natural teeth to become misaligned. As oral implants promote the growth of the jaw, they also prevent orthodontic issues.