When you are an adult who has missing teeth, it can feel very embarrassing, especially if you work in a role where you are required to engage with people on a daily basis. It may also prevent you from feeling confident about your smile, which is something nobody should have to experience!
Luckily, restorative dentistry has come a long way in the last 10 years, and now, you can have oral implants fitted, which will resolve the gap and allow you to feel confident in yourself.
At Clapham South Dental Centre, we are always happy to see patients and discuss the possibilities of them having dental implants Clapham fitted. This is a relatively straightforward procedure that our team is trained in performing and will leave you with a smile that you won’t be able to stop showing off. Great stuff!
Are there any other advantages of having dental implants Clapham fitted? Read on to find out!
Improved bite strength
If you have missing teeth, chances are that you have been offered a bridge or denture in the past. However, many people who have these restoratives fitted notice that they are not able to bite into food with the same strength as they would with their regular, natural teeth. Dental implants Clapham allow you to bite into food with the same strength and precision that you would have with your natural teeth, as they are fitted to the jaw and can therefore offer superior bite strength.
Better oral health
Fewer gaps mean a lower chance of having or developing gum disease and cavities. If you have an area in your mouth where there is spacing, this is the perfect place for bacteria to hide and multiply, which can lead to cavities and periodontal disease. As implants fill these gaps permanently, they prevent the accumulation of harmful bacteria.
Better physical health
There have been numerous studies in the past linking incidents of high levels of plaque in the mouth and problematic physical health issues such as an increased risk of strokes, heart attacks and even cancer. As mentioned earlier, oral implants close gaps in your mouth that can act as a breeding ground for plaque and bacteria, so they will enhance your oral health in the long term.
The oral implants we offer can be matched by colour and shape to blend in seamlessly with your natural surrounding teeth so that you get a pleasing, natural-looking aesthetic. Alternatively, if you are opting for a full set of dentures, these can be any shade that you want. So, you can pull off that Hollywood smile if you want to!
With the correct aftercare (which is minimal), oral implants can last up to and over 15 years. While you may have concerns that this is an expensive treatment, dental implants can reduce the likelihood of you developing orthodontic complications from missing teeth. It will also reduce the chances of you needing to have fillings or crowns fitted and, of course, boost your self-esteem. So overall, it is a better option in the long term.