When you have missing teeth, you will likely have searched online for an option to conceal the gap and restore the bite strength lost by the missing tooth or teeth, especially if they are located near the front of your mouth. In your search, you would have inevitably come across oral implants.
At Clapham South Dental Centre, we are always happy to meet with patients to discuss the possibility of concealing gaps with dental implants Clapham. These metal screws fuse to your jaw after surgery and allow us to attach any prosthetic to help you conceal gaps or improve your bite strength. Great!
So, what are some of the advantages of having dental implants Clapham fitted? Read on to find out.
They look natural
You may have heard that dental implants Clapham do not look natural, especially if they are fitted between two natural teeth; this is not the case. Our team will take great care to ensure that the crown or prosthetic blends in seamlessly with your surrounding natural teeth, providing you with a healthy-looking smile. If you are having a set of dentures affixed to the oral implants, however, you can go full Hollywood if you want to, and we will be more than happy to create dentures in any shade of white that you wish!
They strengthen bite
A key issue that many people experience when they lose teeth at the front is a weakened bite, even if they are wearing dentures or bridges. Implants can be fitted securely to your jaw, and the prosthetics can be fitted to the implant; this allows you to bite into foods as if your teeth were natural, without needing to worry that they will move. Implants will also help with chewing, so you will no longer need to eliminate certain foods from your diet.
They prevent cavities and gum disease
If you have gaps in your smile, this is more than an aesthetic issue. These areas can be a great hiding place for plaque and bacteria, which, if left unchecked, can impact the surrounding natural teeth and even cause inflammation and gum disease. Having these areas filled with an oral implant prevents these hidden spots from falling victim to plaque and will, therefore, keep your mouth healthy.
They help you sleep
Nocturnal grinding is common, especially if you have missing molar teeth. Therefore, having oral implants fitted can prevent or lessen grinding and allow you to get the sleep you need. This is especially important if you frequently wake up with headaches, migraines or a stiff neck, as these are early symptoms of temporomandibular joint disorder. This disorder can also be prevented or lessened with oral implants.
They have a long lifespan
Assuming that you correctly care for your oral implants, they should last for up to and over 15 years.
Luckily, correct care is not difficult. Your oral implants, when fitted with prosthetics, require treatment similar to your natural teeth. You will need to brush and floss them as you would twice a day and, of course, attend checkups with our team. Keep an eye out for signs of gum disease, as this can shorten the lifespan of the implants. Also, refrain from smoking or drinking excessively as this can also damage the implants.