Implants are the closest prosthetic substitute to natural teeth. Implants look similar to screws and can be placed in the upper or lower jawbone. This option has been thoroughly researched, and we are close to achieving the best implant design and surface that will ensure the highest success rates.
You may be considering dental implants in Cardiff. However, if you still have any doubts about implant placement, here is some information that will help you make the right decision.
1. They can replace one or more missing teeth
Implants can replace one or more missing teeth. Sometimes, one or two teeth are replaced with a single implant. Additionally, implants can serve as anchors for bridges. The procedure is not too complicated as, in some instances, two implants may be enough to replace four missing teeth.
2. Implants Enhance Your Speech
Missing teeth can cause gaps that could have a negative impact on your speech. Some patients with missing teeth might have difficulty pronouncing certain letters, which may become more complex over time. As a result, patients will most likely notice a significant change in the way they articulate.
3. It improves your chewing ability
On average, adults have between 28 and 32 teeth. When one tooth is missing, the forces applied to adjacent teeth increase. It increases the risk of damage and fractures to the remaining teeth. In addition, your dentition will be altered as your teeth will try to move to compensate for the gap left by the missing tooth. You can reduce this risk by replacing missing teeth with implants to restore the natural number of teeth.
Missing a molar can make eating and digesting food more difficult. Molars are meant for chewing. As a result, you may experience a decrease in bone density, which can lead to decreased efficiency when chewing. Losing bone can also lead to loss of healthy gum tissues.
4. Prevents the shifting of teeth
When a missing tooth leaves a gap, it causes adjacent teeth to shift towards the opening. The neighbouring tooth will eventually move into the space and lean inward, creating a domino effect. These teeth can cause more problems than you realise. Misaligned teeth can also cause headaches and jaw pain.
Opposing teeth may also drift down, as no force can stop them from moving further. It can cause further deterioration and problems when biting.
Additionally, it is possible to have difficulty brushing your teeth properly if multiple teeth are moving around. As it is harder to touch, this can cause problems with cleaning your teeth properly. That could lead to more tooth decay and further tooth loss. You can restore the space you have created and reduce the chance of your teeth shifting by getting treatment early with dental implants.
5. Prevents Bone Loss
A missing tooth can cause the bones supporting the teeth to weaken and resorb over time. The ‘alveolar’ bone in the jawbone is a bone that deteriorates when it loses contact with the tooth. That decreases bone stimulation and increases bone growth. It is an example of how a dental implant replaces the missing tooth and stimulates your jawbone to prevent bone loss.
6. It Makes You Look Younger
Losing teeth can weaken the alveolar bone, causing the cheeks to sink in. Your cheeks will sink in and alter the shape of your face, making you appear older. Your bone stimulation improves the volume of your jawbone and makes it stronger. Dental implants keep the cheeks from sagging and creating creases. They also enhance the facial structure, bringing out a younger appearance.
A dental implant is more permanent than other options like bridges or dentures and has a more natural look. This treatment best fills in the gaps between your teeth and restores your smile.
Cyncoed Dental Practice can conduct a consultation to assess your case and determine the best treatment plan. We will ensure that your oral health is well taken care of..