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Why Consider Dental Implants?

Perhaps you have already lost a tooth, or maybe your dentist has told you a tooth is failing? Have you have already lost all your teeth and are struggling to cope with dentures? If so, dental implants in Newcastle could be a possible solution.

Dental implants are fast becoming the treatment of choice for replacing missing teeth, but you may not be aware of all the possible reasons and advantages of implants. One of the huge benefits of dental implant treatment is its sheer versatility. Dental implants can replace single or multiple teeth, or entire arches of teeth. You can enjoy the sensation of having strong, stable teeth that feel just like your own.

Dental Implants Only Positively Impact Your Natural Teeth
Bowmanville dental implants are self-supporting, consisting of a small post that is inserted into your jawbone and which will hold the replacement tooth firmly in place. By restoring missing teeth with dental implants, you protect your existing teeth by ensuring they cannot shift position, and your new implant teeth will help share the stresses of biting and chewing food.

When you have a traditional dental bridge, it is supported by the teeth adjacent to the gap and which must be substantially reshaped and crowned. The dental crowns then support the replacement tooth or teeth in between them. It’s an excellent solution but may not be the best choice if these adjacent teeth are strong and healthy. Once you remove healthy structure from a tooth, it can only ever be artificially replaced. We much prefer to preserve natural, healthy teeth whenever possible! Partial dentures are another possibility but are supported by clasps around your existing teeth, placing pressure on these teeth, which isn’t desirable.

Dental Implants Protect and Restore Your Facial Appearance
After natural teeth are removed, your jawbone will gradually shrink. This is why entirely edentulous people (missing all their natural teeth) will often have a collapsed-in appearance because their jawbone no longer helps to support their facial muscles. When your face collapses inwards, it can create unwanted wrinkles and folds. Dental implants in Clarington protect against this bone loss, and we take enormous care in ensuring dental implant teeth provide the correct amount of support for your facial muscles, potentially creating a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance.

Enjoy Increased Self-Confidence
We know losing teeth is upsetting and especially when tooth loss is visible. Also, lots of people with dentures find them quite hard to cope with and may regularly use messy denture adhesives to attempt to keep them in place. With implant-supported teeth, you need never worry about feeling embarrassed about your smile. We can use dental implants to secure loose dentures in Courtice, or it may be possible to replace the denture entirely with a fixed bridge of teeth.

Enjoy a Greater Range of Foods
It is essential to have a well-balanced diet that contains plenty of vitamins and minerals so your body remains strong and healthy and can fight disease. But this can be tricky if you have failing or missing teeth, or if you have a denture that prohibits you from eating some harder to chew foods. With dental implants, you can enjoy a far more varied diet, and this could help improve your overall health. The effect is particularly pronounced if you choose to replace an upper denture with implant-supported teeth. Your upper palate has lots of taste buds which will be uncovered, allowing you to taste and enjoy your food more fully.

Best of all, most people are suitable for dental implants. To discover if they could help you, book a consultation with our skilled dental implant dentists here at West Bowmanville Family Dental.


Jun 14, 2019 by
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