Think dental implants are purely cosmetic? 5 health advantages of these prosthetics
When it comes to oral implants, it can be easy to see them as a purely cosmetic solution to a missing tooth.
And of course, this is the primary cosmetic element of them but there are many other things that these nifty prosthetics can do which you may not have considered.
For a brief introduction, oral implants are titanium ‘screws’ which are affixed to your jaw in a pre-chosen place by our dental team. Once fixed, there is a period of 3-6 months during which the screws fuse to your jaw. After this, our team attaches a prosthetic tooth or set of teeth, closing a gap without movement or dental adhesive.
At the Hilton Dental Clinic, we are proud of our dental implants in Nottingham. Our team knows this procedure inside and out so can offer you advice on whether or not you are suitable for this treatment. With our high-level of aftercare, you will be left with a secure set of prosthetic teeth that seamlessly blend in with your natural ones. Fantastic!
So, what are the other advantages of having dental implants in Nottingham? Read on to find out.
When you have a missing tooth or teeth, the gap can act as a magnet for bacteria and plaque.
Which, in turn, can accumulate on the nearby teeth and can lead to gum disease. Yikes!
Once you have dental implants in Nottingham, the bacteria attracting gap is closed, the gum is protected and you will experience improved oral hygiene. Fantastic!
It is an overlooked fact that teeth and the mouth make up the first step of the digestive process.
And so, if there are missing teeth, the mouth cannot grind food correctly, leading to larger chunks of food hitting the stomach and causing gastrointestinal issues.
With the security of implants, you can both bite into and grind up your food correctly, causing a reduction in issues such as heartburn, acid reflux and indigestion.
If there is a gap in your mouth, chances are that your teeth won’t be correctly aligned.
How does this impact sleep? Incorrect alignment leads to a higher incidence of nocturnal grinding and bruxing, which can create issues with sleep and morning headaches.
Implants can realign your teeth, allowing for a reduction in grinding and better overall sleep.
Many people are aware of the need to eat a healthy diet to maintain wellbeing and oral health.
If you have gaps in your teeth, you may avoid the more nutritious foods such as vegetables, nuts and fruit. As implants allow you to bite and chew as you did with your natural teeth, you can add healthier foods to your diet, allowing for better nutritional intake.
The link between plaque and issues such as cardiovascular disorders are well documented, and so, if you have a gap in your mouth, you may be allowing serious health issues to occur. As implants reduce plaque, they also reduce these secondary health concerns.