When it comes to restoring missing teeth, there is a lot to be said about the new innovations relating to oral implants. Traditional methods of restoration have included the fitting of dentures based on friction or the use of dental glue.
But many people who are looking for a way to restore their teeth that have been lost many years ago are looking for something more and so, when it comes to having dentures fitted, there are a lot of benefits of having a set of dentures that is supported by dental implants Brentwood.
This article looks at some of these advantages, offering you the chance to learn more about the process before undertaking it.
When oral implants are fitted, they are done so via surgery and can be used to replace teeth that have been last many years ago. In some cases, you can have a tooth extracted and then have an oral implant placed straight away. The implant will then fuse with the jaw over a period of 4 to 12 months, making it a stable prosthetic root for the dentures to be attached to. There will be no need for dental glue and there should be no friction related issues with movement.
Ease of wear
Oral implants make dentures easier to wear, as you need to treat them as you would treat your natural teeth. This will mean you will have to brush them twice a day, attend check-ups and use mouthwash in order to keep them clean and healthy. This is a far cry from having to remove the denture, clean it in a soaking solution overnight and then put it back in in the morning. This means that many people feel oral implants are actually their natural teeth and are therefore more inclined to look after them.
A common complaint amongst many people who have lost a tooth or entire set of teeth is that they are no longer able to bite it into food with the same strength as they did when they had natural teeth. Because oral implants are secured to the jaw, they provide a very strong base for the dentures to be attached to, allowing you to bite into food as though you have a mouth full of natural teeth.
Having excessive spaces in your mouth or having dentures without an implant can cause issues relating to hygiene. As implants require you to clean your teeth twice a day and attend check-ups with your dental team, it is more likely that your oral health will improve and the incidents of gum disease will be lower, thus allowing the implants to stay happily in place in your jaw without movement.
When you lose a tooth or set of teeth, the jawbone recedes. This is because it is no longer holding anything in place. This can cause the face to look gaunt and thin, creating the appearance of someone who may look older than they are. Oral implants promote bone growth and therefore allow the fitting of dentures to be longer-lived, with your face looking healthier.